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Journal Article

Network Analysis, Culture, and the Problem of Agency

Mustafa Emirbayer and Jeff Goodwin
American Journal of Sociology
Vol. 99, No. 6 (May, 1994), pp. 1411-1454
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2782580
Page Count: 44
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Abstract

Network analysis is one of the most promising currents in sociological research, and yet it has never been subjected to a theoretically informed assessment and critique. This article outlines the theoretical presuppositions of network analysis. It also distinguishes between three different (implicit) models in the network literature of the interrelations of social structure, culture, and human agency. It concludes that only a strategy for historical explanation that synthesizes social structural and cultural analysis can adequately explain the formation, reproduction, and transformation of networks themselves. The article sketches the broad contours of such a theoretical synthesis in the conclusion.

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