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Call: SNA & Geometric Data Analysis EUSN 2021 Session

Sunday, June 6, 2021

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Call for Abstracts for the EUSN 2021 - 5th European Conference on Social Networks, to be held in Naples, September 7-10, 2021 (online or in-person, depending on epidemic conditions), with regard to the following session:


Keywords: Geometric data analysis, Correspondence analysis, Fields, Relations, Capitals, Social capital

Session organizers: Fabien Eloire (University of Lille, Clersé), Elisa Klüger (Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP), São Paulo), Thierry Rossier (London School of Economics, Department of Sociology), Marco Serino (University of Naples Federico II, Department of Political Science).



This session aims to explore relational processes among social networks and fields. It focuses on the configurations of capitals, assets and resources in autonomous social spaces, and on structural network relations as a particularly important resource within fields, i.e., social capital. We highlight the cross-contribution of two methodologies, namely social network analysis (SNA) and geometric data analysis (GDA) (in particular correspondence analysis). Whereas SNA allows to map interactions and uncover the effects of social capital in fields, GDA permits to situate spatially structural relations and interactions based on forms of capitals.


Presentations should thus contribute to the description and analysis of relational processes occurring in fields and networks. We encourage a wide range of submissions integrating SNA and GDA methodologies to uncover relational processes within a variety of social fields, such as:

  • interlocking boards and power relations within elite fields;
  • artists’ networks and symbolic issues in artistic fields;
  • processes of scientific collaboration and scientific recognition;
  • interactions with the state and the private sector and professional recognition in medical and legal fields.

Deadline: May 23, 2021


Please submit your abstracts (500 words or less) via the following webpage: