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Networks and Religion
Ties that Bind, Loose, Build-up, and Tear Down

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Part of Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

  • Date Published: July 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108404075

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  • Social scientists who study religion generally believe that social networks play a central role in religious life. However, most studies draw on measures that are relatively poor proxies for capturing the effects of social networks. This book illustrates how researchers can draw on formal social network analysis methods to explore the interplay of networks and religion. The book's introductory chapters provide overviews of the social scientific study of religion and social network analysis. The remaining chapters explore a variety of topics current in the social scientific study of religion, as well as introducing a variety of social network theories and methods, such as balance theory, ego-network analysis, exponential random graph models, and stochastic actor-oriented models. By embedding social network analysis within a social scientific study of religion framework, Networks and Religion offers an array of approaches for studying the role that social networks play in religious belief and practice.

    • Illustrates how social scientists can use formal social network analysis (SNA) methods to better explore religious belief and practice
    • The book begins with two introductory chapters: one that introduces the social scientific study of religion and one that introduces SNA, which will benefit readers with little or no background in either or both disciplines
    • The book is organized topically (e.g. politics and community, health and happiness) which makes it accessible and interesting
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    'Although most social scientists who study religion agree that social networks play a central role in religious life, few studies draw on measures that adequately capture the effects of social networks. This book illustrates how researchers can draw on formal [Social Network Analysis] methods to explore the interplay of networks and religion.' American Sociological Association Section on Religion Newsletter

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    • Date Published: July 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108404075
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 68 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. The surprising (at least to some) persistence of religion
    2. Social network analysis: a brief introduction
    Part II. Ties that Bind:
    3. Recruitment and conversion
    4. Commitment and conformity
    Part III. Ties that Loose:
    5. Diffusion and innovation
    6. Politics and community
    Part IV. Ties that Build-Up:
    7. Networks and tradition
    8. Health and happiness
    Part V. Ties that Tear Down:
    9. Conflict and cohesion
    10. Radicalization and violence
    Part VI. Conclusion:
    11. Conclusion
    Appendices
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Sean F. Everton, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
    Sean F. Everton is an Associate Professor in the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, California. Prior to joining NPS in 2007, he served as an adjunct professor at both Santa Clara and Stanford Universities. Everton earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University and wrote his dissertation on the causes and consequences of status on venture capital firm performance. He has published in the areas of social network analysis, sociology of religion, economic sociology, and political sociology. He specializes in the use of social network analysis to disrupt dark networks (e.g. criminal and terrorist networks).

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