By George A. Barnett
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This two-volume encyclopedia offers an intensive creation to the wide-ranging, fast-developing box of social networking, a much-needed source at a time while new social networks or "communities" appear to spring up on the web on a daily basis. Social networks, or groupings of people tied through a number of particular forms of pursuits or interdependencies starting from likes and dislikes, or illness transmission to the "old boy" community or overlapping circles of pals, were in life for longer than prone equivalent to fb or YouTube; research of those networks emphasizes the relationships in the community . This reference source deals complete insurance of the idea and learn in the social sciences that has sprung from the research of such groupings, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research.
Featuring nearly 350 signed entries, in addition to nearly forty media clips, organized alphabetically and providing cross-references and proposals for additional readings, this encyclopedia opens with a thematic Reader's consultant within the entrance that teams similar entries through themes. A Chronology bargains the reader ancient standpoint at the research of social networks. This two-volume reference paintings is a must have source for libraries serving researchers attracted to a number of the fields with regards to social networks.
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Encyclopedia of Social Networks by George A. Barnett