Introduction - studying social structures, B. Welmand, S.D. Berkowitz. Part 1 Thinking structurally: structural analysis - from method and metaphor to theory and substance, B. Wellman; understanding simple social structure - kinship units and ties, N. Howell; the duality of persons and groups, R.L. Breiger; the relational basis of attitudes, B.H. Erickson. Part 2 Communities: networks as personal communities, B. Wellman et al; work and community in industrializing India, L. Howard; relations of production and class rule - the hidden basis of patron-clientage, Y.M. Bodemann. Part 3 Markets: varieties of markets, H.C. White; markets and market-areas - some preliminary formulation, S.D. Berkowitz; form and substance in the analysis of the world economy, Harriet Friedmann. Part 4 Social change: misreading then rereading 19th century social change, C. Tilly; structural location and ideological divergence - Jewish Marxist intellectuals in turn-of-the-century Russia, R.J. Brym; cities and fights - material entailment analysis of the 18th century chemical revolution, D.R. White, H.G. McCann. Part 5 Social mobility: collective mobility and the persistence of dynasties, L. Teperman; economic action and social structure - the problem of embeddedness, M. Granovetter; occupational mobility - a structural model, J.H. Levine, J. Spardara. Afterword: toward a formal structural sociology, S.D. Berkowitz.