The Square and the Tower
Networks and Power, From the Freemasons to FacebookBook - 2018
Ferguson believes that hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on, and historians are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change. From the cults of ancient Rome to the dynasties of the Renaissance, from the founding fathers to Facebook, Ferguson examines the rise, fall and rise of networks, and shows how network theory— concepts such as clustering, degrees of separation, weak ties, contagions and phase transitions— can transform our understanding of both the past and the present.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 302.3 Fe
Characteristics: xxvii, 563 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook