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Coining the Phrase "Social Network" (1954)


In 1954 Australian sociologist John A. Barnes coined the phrase, "Social Network" in "Class and Committees in a Norwegian Island Parish," Human Relations VII (1954) 39-58, in which he presented the result of nearly two years of fieldwork in Bremnes on Bømlo Island, Norway.