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Dokument Type: Book
Title: Drawing the social : Jacob Levy Moreno, sociometry, and the rise of network diagrammatics
Authors: Gießmann, Sebastian 
Institute: DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 1187 "Medien der Kooperation" 
Free keywords: Jacob Levy Moreno, Sociometry, Social Networks, Diagrammatics, Visual Sociology, History of Social Research
Dewey Decimal Classification: 300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Issue Date: 2017
Publish Date: 2018
Series/Report no.: Working paper series / SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation 
Source: SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation: Working Paper Series, No 2, 2017. - URL
The following article discusses the
combination of graphical methods and network thought in early sociology.
It combines a case study of Jacob Levy Moreno’s sociometric work and
diagrammatic practice with media-theoretical thoughts about the
characteristics of network diagrams. These are understood as
inscriptions that perform both an act of drawing and writing at the same
time. Moreno’s mappings, as well as other early visual techniques of
social research, are understood along Michel Serres’ understanding of
the network diagram as a topological narration. Seen from the vantage
point of a history of knowledge, Moreno’s sociometric and performative
practices can not only be understood as a contribution to social network
thought, but as actual research on the cooperative character of human
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:467-12477
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