Frontiers in Sociology and Social Research

Social Networks and the Life Course

Integrating the Development of Human Lives and Social Relational Networks

Editors: Alwin, Duane F., Felmlee, Diane Helen, Kreager, Derek A. (Eds.)

  • Brings together theoretical and methodological perspectives of social networks and life course
  • Presents cutting-edge research at the interface of life course and social network studies
  • Addresses hypotheses about the role of social relationships in people’s lives and how these social network functions vary over the life course
  • Identifies areas for future research studies aimed at gaps in knowledge from both sides of the social networks and life course equation
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This volume engages the interface between the development of human lives and social relational networks. It focuses on the integration of two subfields of sociology/social science--the life course and social networks. Research practitioners studying social networks typically focus on social structure or social organization, ignoring the complex lives of the people in those networks. At the same time, life course researchers tend to focus on individual lives without necessarily studying the contexts of social relationships in which lives are embedded and “linked” to one another through social networks. These patterns are changing and this book creates an audience of researchers who will better integrate the two subfields. It covers the role of social networks across the life span, from childhood and adolescence, to midlife, through old age.

About the authors

Duane F. Alwin is the inaugural holder of the Tracy Winfree and Ted H. McCourtney Professorship in Sociology and Demography at Pennsylvania State University, where he directs the Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies.

Diane H. Felmlee is Professor of Sociology and Demography and Research Associate in the PopulationResearch Institute at Pennsylvania State University.

Derek A. Kreager is Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Research Associate in the Population Research Institute, and Director of the Justice Center for Research at Pennsylvania State University.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Together Through Time – Social Networks and the Life Course

    Alwin, Duane F. (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Nine Ways That Social Relationships Matter for the Life Course

    Settersten, Richard A., Jr.

    Pages 27-40

  • The Linked Lives Principle in Life Course Studies: Classic Approaches and Contemporary Advances

    Carr, Deborah

    Pages 41-63

  • Life Course and Network Advantage: Peak Periods, Turning Points, and Transition Ages

    Burt, Ronald S.

    Pages 67-87

  • Life Course Events and Network Composition

    Marsden, Peter V.

    Pages 89-113

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71544-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71543-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Networks and the Life Course
Book Subtitle
Integrating the Development of Human Lives and Social Relational Networks
Editors
  • Duane F. Alwin
  • Diane Helen Felmlee
  • Derek A. Kreager
Series Title
Frontiers in Sociology and Social Research
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71544-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71544-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71543-8
Series ISSN
2523-3424
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 493
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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