Social Networks and the Life Course - Integrating the Development of Human Lives and Social Relational Networks

von: Duane F. Alwin, Diane H. Felmlee, Derek A. Kreager

Springer-Verlag, 2018

ISBN: 9783319715445 , 493 Seiten

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Social Networks and the Life Course - Integrating the Development of Human Lives and Social Relational Networks


 

This volume engages the interface between the development of human lives and social relational networks. It focuses on the integration of two subfields of sociology/social science--the life course and social networks. Research practitioners studying social networks typically focus on social structure or social organization, ignoring the complex lives of the people in those networks. At the same time, life course researchers tend to focus on individual lives without necessarily studying the contexts of social relationships in which lives are embedded and 'linked' to one another through social networks. These patterns are changing and this book creates an audience of researchers who will better integrate the two subfields. It covers the role of social networks across the life span, from childhood and adolescence, to midlife, through old age.


Duane F. Alwin is the inaugural holder of the Tracy Winfree and Ted H. McCourtney Professorship in Sociology and Demography at Pennsylvania State University, where he directs the Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies.
Diane H. Felmlee is Professor of Sociology and Demography and Research Associate in the PopulationResearch Institute at Pennsylvania State University.
Derek A. Kreager is Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Research Associate in the Population Research Institute, and Director of the Justice Center for Research at Pennsylvania State University.