Since the late 1970s or early 1980s, “to network” has become a verb that has taken on, according to the Oxford English Dictionary , the meaning of “[engaging] in social or professional ‘networking,’ that is, [the] action or process of making use of a network of people for the exchange of information, etc., or for professional or other advantage.” Thus, as opposed to its technical meaning, which involves the interlinking of computer systems and platforms, the term “network” has also had a rather quotidian usage having to do with mundane, if wholly ends-oriented, social interactions.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Individualization to Globalization in Japan Today|
|Editors||Anthony Elliott, Masataka Katagiri, Atsushi Sawai|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon|
|ISBN (Print)||9780415671453, 9780415671446 |
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Routledge Advances in Sociology |