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DETAILED CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv PROLOGUE Preview of Themes xvii Horizons xviii Levels xviii Guidance from, and to, Linguistics xix Contextualizing Contexts xxi What to Do, and How xxii ONE Identities Seek Control 1 Identities seek footing for control amid chaos, via social support, thereby generating meaning. 1.1. Identities Out of Events in Context 2 1.2. Playground as Illustration 4 1.3. Control and Structural Equivalence 6 1.4. Netdoms, Networks, and Disciplines 7 1.5. Overview: Identities Out of Mismatch within Contexts of Control 9 1.6. Meanings Come in Switchings: Scientific Precursors 12 1.7. Culture in Play, and in Emergencies 13 1.8. Challenging Both Extremes 14 1.9. Control and Social Space: Scientific Precursors 15 1.10. Where to Go 17 TWO Networks and Stories 20 Stories mark ties within emergent networks. 2.1. Emergence and Tracings 21 2.1.1. Political Polarization via Staccato Network 21 2.1.2. Tracings of the Small World 22 2.1.3. Network Population as Process 24 2.2. How Ties and Stories Mesh in Networks 27 2.2.1. Stories and Ties 28 2.2.2. Mesh: Situational or Inscribed? 30 2.2.3. Mesh: General or Specialized? 30 2.2.4. Source and Variety in Stories 30 2.2.5. Repertoires for Story-Ties 31 2.2.6. Other Ways to Types of Tie 33 viii D E TA I L E D C O N T E N T S 2.2.7. Indirect Ties and Transitivity 34 2.3. Networks Sort Themselves into Types of Tie 36 2.3.1. Coupling and Decoupling 36 2.3.2. Dynamics of Control 37 2.3.3. MAN Triads and Other Subnetworks 39 2.3.4. Siting through Stories into Social Times 40 2.4. How It Matters 40 2.4.1. Rapoport’s Profiles 41 2.4.2. Granovetter Ties and Medium Ties 43 2.4.3. Hanging Out in Corporates 45 2.4.4. Stratification 47 2.4.5. Ties and Selves 48 2.4.6. Modern Personhood 50 2.5. Modeling Emergence of New Levels 51 2.5.1. Cliques and Catnets 52 2.5.2. Structural Equivalence and Complementarity 54 2.5.3. Blockmodeling 54 2.5.4. Everyday Roles and Positions from Blockmodeling 56 2.6. Uncertainty Trade-Offs 57 2.6.1. Ambiguity versus Ambage 57 2.6.2. Diffusion 59 THREE Three Disciplines 63 Commonsense illustrations lead in to three prototypes. 3.1. Emergence 66 3.1.1. Valuation Order and Narrative 67 3.1.2. Tie Dynamics and Disciplines 68 3.1.3. Other Perspectives 69 3.1.4. Decoupling and Contingencies Shape Uncertainty 70 3.2. Embedding 72 3.2.1. Embedding with Decoupling 74 3.2.2. Embedding in Operational Environment 76 3.2.3. Involution, Differentiation, and Dependency 77 3.3. Interfaces 80 3.3.1. Supervision and Identities 81 3.3.2. Production Market and Quality Order 82 3.3.3. Embedding a Profile 84 3.3.4. Other Examples and Control Profiles 85 3.4. Councils 86 3.4.1. Mediation through Prestige 88 3.4.2. Factions and Autocracy 89 3.4.3. Lazega’s Law Practice 91 D E T A I L E D C O N T E N T S ix 3.4.4. Ambiguity in Council Disciplines 93 3.5. Arenas 95 3.5.1. Acquaintance Dance 96 3.5.2. Gibson on Turn-Taking 97 3.5.3. Arena Markets and Production Markets 98 3.5.4. Fame and Chance 100 3.5.5. Arenas as Purifiers 100 3.5.6. Ambiguity versus Slack in Arena Disciplines 103 3.6. Households, Family, and Gender: Bringing It All Together 104 3.6.1. Meld of All Three Disciplines 105 3.7. Inventory of Disciplines 105 3.7.1. Catnet as Residual of Disciplines 106 3.7.2. In My Own Experience 107 3.7.3. Tournaments and Liminality 109 FOUR Styles 112 Style evokes, from stochastic life in everyday networks, a sensibility of common meaning from profile of switchings. 4.1. Sensibility 113 4.1.1. Style as Texture of Social Dynamics 115 4.1.2. Style and Conversations 117 4.1.3. Interpretive Tone around Expertise: Fashion and Warfare 118 4.1.4. Nineteenth-Century American Womankind—in Market Sentiments and in Protecting Soldiers and Mothers 120 4.2. Commerce Grows as Style 123 4.2.1. British Trade...

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ISBN
9781400845903
Print ISBN
9780691137155
MARC Record
OCLC
823170174
Pages
472
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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