Class-Based Social Networks in Regional Economic Systems.

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Eric C. Jones, Research Scientist (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Does a village's location in a regional economic system predict the extent to which close interpersonal relationships are based on socioeconomic similarity? A comparison of sample social networks of four frontier villages in northwest Ecuador showed that village centrality influences the dominant types of social relationships and, thus, the differential tendencies for socioeconomic differentiation. Compared to residents in peripheral villages, those in central ones were more likely to name individuals of their own class and to note mutual relations in their social networks.

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Research in Economic Anthropology 22:3-23
Language: English
Date: 2003
Class-Based Social Networks, Regional Economic Systems

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