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Titolo:
Birds of a feather: Homophily in social networks
Autore:
McPherson, M; Smith-Lovin, L; Cook, JM;
Indirizzi:
Univ Arizona, Dept Sociol, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA Univ Arizona Tucson AZ USA 85721 izona, Dept Sociol, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA Duke Univ, Dept Sociol, Durham, NC 27708 USA Duke Univ Durham NC USA 27708 uke Univ, Dept Sociol, Durham, NC 27708 USA
Titolo Testata:
ANNUAL REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGY
, volume: 27, anno: 2001,
pagine: 415 - 444
SICI:
0360-0572(2001)27:<415:BOAFHI>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OCCUPATIONAL-STATUS ATTAINMENT; VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS; STRUCTURAL DETERMINANTS; CHILDRENS FRIENDSHIPS; EDUCATIONAL HOMOGAMY; MANAGERIAL NETWORKS; MULTILEVEL ANALYSIS; PERSONAL NETWORKS; SEX SEGREGATION; DYNAMIC-MODEL;
Keywords:
human ecology; voluntary associations; organizations;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
153
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: McPherson, M Univ Arizona, Dept Sociol, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA Univ ArizonaTucson AZ USA 85721 ociol, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
Citazione:
M. McPherson et al., "Birds of a feather: Homophily in social networks", ANN R SOC, 27, 2001, pp. 415-444

Abstract

Similarity breeds connection. This principle-the homophily principle-structures network ties of every type, including marriage, friendship, work, advice, support, information transfer, exchange, comembership, and other typesof relationship. The result is that people's personal networks are homogeneous with regard to many sociodemographic, behavioral, and intrapersonal characteristics. Homophily limits people's social worlds in a way that has powerful implications for the information they receive, the attitudes they form, and the interactions they experience. Homophily in race and ethnicity creates the strongest divides in our personal environments, with age, religion, education, occupation, and gender following in roughly that order. Geographic propinquity, families, organizations, and isomorphic positions in social systems all create contexts in which homophilous relations form. Ties between nonsimilar individuals also dissolve at a higher rate, which sets the stage for the formation of niches (localized positions) within social space. We argue for more research on: (a) the basic ecological processes thatlink organizations, associations, cultural communities, social movements, and many other social forms; (b) the impact of multiplex ties on the patterns of homophily; and (c) the dynamics of network change over time through which networks and other social entities co-evolve.

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