Network analysis and social dynamics
- Author(s): White, DR
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1080/01969720490426858
Network analysis, an area of mathematical anthropology and sociology crucial to the linking of theory and observation, developed dramatically in recent decades. This made possible a new understanding of social dynamics as a synthesis of network theories. Concrete links can be identified between the actions of self-reflective agents, with rich information processing and decision processes deeply embedded in social worlds, and emergence or change in the self-restructuring systems they operate—including the emergence of organizations, groups, institutions, norms, and cultures. © 2004 Taylor and Francis.