John Arundel Barnes, Ph.D.

Affiliations: 
1946-1948 Rhodes-Livingstone Institute 
 1949-1951 University College London, London, United Kingdom 
 1950-1953 St John’s College, Cambridge 
 1951-1953 Anthropology University of Manchester, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 
 1951-1954 University College London, London, United Kingdom 
 1954-1956 Anthropology London School of Economics, London, England, United Kingdom 
 1956-1958 Anthropology University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia 
 1958-1969 Anthropology Australian National University, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia 
 1965-1966 Churchill College, Cambridge 
 1969-1982 Sociology University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 
 1969-2010 Churchill College, Cambridge 
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Social Network Analysis
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John Arundel Barnes M.A. D.Phil. DSC FBA (9 September 1918 – 13 September 2010) was an Australian and British social anthropologist. Until his death in 2010, Barnes held the post of Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Fellow of Churchill College. From 1969 to 1982, he held the post of Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Previous positions include faculty posts in social anthropology at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University in Canberra, He also was associated with Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, University College London, St John's College, Cambridge, Balliol College, Oxford and the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute. Barnes was a student of Max Gluckman in the Manchester School.

John A. Barnes, among others, is known to be the first to use the concept of social networks in a scientific context. This was in 1954, in the article "Class and Committees in a Norwegian Island Parish", in which he presented the result of nearly two years of fieldwork in Bremnes on Bømlo, Norway. His anthropological studies ranged from New Guinea to Norway. His interests and writings extended across the social and political sciences and beyond.
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