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Douglas R. White
Positions:
Professor, Anthropology
School of Social Sciences

Graduate Director, Social Networks
School of Social Sciences

Degree:
PH.D., Minnesota, 1969
Academic
Distinctions
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (Distinguished Senior Social Scientist)
   
Research
Interests:
Computational social science, mathematical anthropology, social networks, longitudinal analysis, development and social change, social simulation and game theory (
Research
Abstract:
I am interested in how societies, cultures, social roles and historical agents of change evolve dynamically out of multiple networks of social action. To what extent do diffuse "weak-tie" structures of matrimonial and kinship networks, for example, operate to construct social class, ethnicity, and the particular social structures, gender roles, social cognition, etc., of local communities embedded in a larger political economy? How does the network structure of the world political economy engender the opportunity and constraint structures of more localized social activity? I work with several types of comparative data with longitudinal time depth (kinship and marriage networks; demographic
baseline studies; global political events and economic exchange). Recent publications include:
Publications:
Topical Publications of D. R. White Full PDF Publications of D. R. White CV of D. R. White

2005 Network Analysis and Ethnographic Problems: Process Models of a Turkish Nomad Clan. Douglas R. White and Ulla C. Johansen. Hardback 2004 ISBN # 0-7391-0896-4. (Google books) (Google book Chapters 1-4, 6, 8) 2002 Networks and Complexity: Special Issue, Complexity 8(1). full PDFs for all articles

 
1999. Controlled Simulation of Marriage Systems Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation vol. 2, no. 3
 
1997. Class, Property and Structural Endogamy: Visualizing Networked Histories (Lilyan Brudner & drw). Theory and Society 25:161-208.
 
1992. Structure and Dynamics of the Global Economy: Network Analysis of International Trade 1965-1980. (first author David Smith). Social Forces 70:857-94.
 
1998. Kinship, Networks and Exchange Eds. Thomas Schweizer, drw. Cambridge University Press.
 
1989. Research Methods in Social Network Analysis Eds. L.C.Freeman, drw, A.K. Romney. Transaction Press.
Professional
Societies
President 1992-1993: Social Science Computing Association.
International Network for Social Network Analysis
 
Address
University of California
3544 Gateway Building SBSG
4169 Social Science Plaza A
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone:
(949) 824-5893, 8495
Fax:
(949) 824-4717
Email:
drwhite@uci.edu
URLs
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