Hong Kong Baptist University

Seminar: What are communities in social networks? (CCL20210318)

Activity Session(s) 2021-01-27 09:30 - 2021-01-27 11:00
Venue: via Zoom
Language: English
Corresponding GA(s): Communication, Learning, Knowledge
Speaker: Dr. Zachary Neal - Associate Professor / Department of Psychology, Michigan State University
Organiser: Department of Sociology
Enquiry: Department of Sociology
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soc@hkbu.edu.hk
Website: https://socweb.hkbu.edu.hk/
Registration Period: 2021-01-11 09:00 - 2021-01-26 18:00
Activity Description:
Communities are important for contemporary life, but they are difficult to define and measure. In this talk, I will explore four ways that communities are often defined: as a population, as a place, as a network cluster, and as a balanced network. In each case, I consider the advantages and disadvantages of the approach. I then take a closer look at how each of these approaches can help us better understand communities in US politics, where traditional approaches define communities by political parties (i.e. as a population), but recent work that defines communities by collaboration and opposition (i.e. as a balanced network) reveals subtle new patterns.
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