Call: "Network Ecology: Tie formation in context(s)"
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Network Ecology: Tie formation in context(s)
Social networks are embedded in cultural, institutional, and material contexts that affect tie formation processes and the resulting network topologies. For example, romantic entanglements are subject to social and cultural norms, interfirm alliances vary by industry- and country-specific legislation, and adolescent friendships are conditioned by ethnic composition and neighborhood effects. In short, contexts clearly matter for the formation and stabilization of social relations. Which contexts matter, how exactly, and when, however, remain to be established. This organized session brings together research that addresses these and related questions through a broad, network-ecological lens.
To develop ‘network ecology’ as a framework, we solicit methodological, conceptual, and empirical contributions that model, predict, and/or explain how social networks coevolve with their proximal environments.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following lines of enquiry:
Multilevel Network Analysis
Longitudinal Network Analysis
Malte Doehne (University of Zurich), Daniel McFarland (Stanford University)