Workshop | Roda de Saberes

Mapping of social networks

June 1, 2020, 14h30 (GMT +01:00) (CANCELLED)

Room 2, CES | Alta


Social networks are usually of great relevance in people’s lives as they represent diverse possibilities of support. Primary networks offer an informal framing and support and, in this sense, they are usually more highly valued by those who need of feel they may need support. In the end of the past century, Sluzki (1996) has presented a proposal to map the social personal network and to characterise it in structural and functional terms and in terms of the attributes of the bonds. Based upon this proposal, diverse research has been conducted, namely in Portugal.

However, the study of secondary, formal networks has a vital importance in the work to be developed in certain contexts, namely with less empowered people and families, more dependent on formal support. Psychology has no instruments to produce sufficiently rich and useful information. In a dialogue between the contributions of Psychology and Sociology, namely between the proposals of Skuzki (social personal networks), Minuchin (institutional map), and Lemieux & Ouimet (structural analysis of social networks), the authors of this session will present and bring to discussion a proposal for the mapping  and analysis of the secondary social network. 

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