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A network of sociology

Neal Caren

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


See discussion on my website.

Data articles published between 2008 and 2012 in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces and Social Problems . Each node in the network is a work that was cited in one of these four journals in the last five years. Links, or edges, are created between two works when they are both cited in the same article. In order to keep things manageable, Only works that were cited at least eight times and only edges that occurred at least four times were analyzed. A network of co-occurrences is then analyzed with NetworkX, and related nodes are clustered using the Louvain method for community detection. Node size is based on the number of mentions. Edge width is proportional to the square of the number of co-occurrence. Data is exported using Drew Conway's NetworkX fork, and displayed using Mike Bostock's d3.js force layout.