Literature and Materials Relevant to Research Topics

Induction Week Presentation – Bibliography

Adler, P. S., & Kwon, S. (2002). Social capital: Prospects for a new concept. The Academy of Management Review, 27(1), 17-40.

Appelrouth, S., & Edles, L. D. (2007). Sociological theory in the contemporary era. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.

boyd, d. (2010). Social network sites as networked publics: Affordances, dynamics, and implications. In Z. Papcharissi (Ed.), Networked self: Identity, community, and culture on social network sites (pp. 39-58). New York: Routledge.

Bourdieu, P. (1986). Forms of capital. In J. Richardson (Ed.), Handbook of theory and research for the sociology of education (pp. 241-258). New York: Greenwood.

Burt, R. S. (2005). The social capital of structural holes. In M. F. Guillén, C. Randall, & P. England (Eds.), The new economic sociology: Developments in an emerging field (pp. 148 – 189). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Castells, M. (2009). Communication power. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ellison, N. B., Steinfield, C., & Lampe, C. (2007). The benefits of Facebook “friends:” Social capital and college students’ use of online social network sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12, 1143-1168.

Eynon, R. and Geniets, A. (2012) On the periphery? Understanding low and discontinued Internet use amongst young people in Britain. Report for the Nominet Trust. Retrieved September 23, 2012, from the Oxford Internet Institute web site:

Granovetter, M. S. (1973). The strength of weak ties. American Journal of Sociology, 78(6), 1360 – 1380.

Haddon, L. (2004). Information and communication technologies in everyday life: A concise introduction and research guide. Oxford and New York: Berg.

Hampton, K. N., Goulet, L. S., Her, E. J., & Rainie, L. (2009). Social isolation and technology. Retrieved September 5, 2011, from the PEW Research Center web site:–Social-Isolation-and-New-Technology.aspx

Lin, N. (1999). Building a network theory of social capital. Connections, 22(1), 28-51.

Madden, M., & Zickuhr, K. (2011). 65% of online adults use social networking sites. Retrieved October 26, 2011, from PEW Research Centre web site:

Putnam, R. (2000). Bowling alone: The collapse and revival of American community. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Rainie, L., & Wellman, B. (2012). Networked: The new social operating system. Toronto, ON: MIT Press.

Van Der Gaag, M. P., & Snijders, T. A. (2003). A comparison of measures for individual social capital. Paper presented at the conference ‘Creation and returns of Social Capital’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Retrieved October 26, 2011, from

If you have any resources relating to social networking sites, social capital, or discontinued use of ICTs, it would be wonderful of you to share them below by posting a comment. Thanks! 

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