Learning Sciences Brown Bag Talks: Dr. Steven Rytina


Education Building Room 233, 3700 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

Dr. Steven Rytina

McGill University, Department of Sociology

Sticky Struggles: A talk on social stratification based on networks

Sticky struggles sum up a new approach to social stratification based on networks.  Networks are taken as probabilities of renewal of interaction, not bonds that are present/absent.  Accumulated co-learning with specific others motivates renewal of ties and discourages rupture.  Stratification is circumscribed by network evolution which can be approximated by a first order markov process. This entails the emergence of a macro-structure,  a principle dimension of stratification. Re-analysis of occupational mobility data provides ample empirical support.

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