Social Capital A Theory of Social Structure and Action
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Description: In Social Capital, Nan Lin explains the importance of using social connections and social relations in achieving goals. Social capital, or resources accessed through such connections and relations, is critical (along with human capital, or what a person or organization actually possesses) to individuals, social groups, organizations, and communities in obtaining their objectives. This book places social capital in the family of capital theories (the classical and neo-capital theories), articulates its elements and propositions, presents research programs, findings, and agenda, and theorizes its significance in various moments of interactions between individual actions and social structure (for example, the primordial groups, social exchanges, organizations, institutional transformations, and cybernetworks). Nan Lin eloquently introduces a groundbreaking theory that forcefully argues and shows why it is 'who you know', as well as 'what you know' that makes a difference in life and society.
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List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/20/2002
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Nan Linnbsp;is professor of sociology, Duke University.nbsp;
|Theory and Research|
|Theories of capital: the historical foundation|
|Social capital: capital captured through social relations|
|Resources, hierarchy, networks, and homophily: the structural foundation|
|Resources, motivations, and interactions: the action foundation|
|The theory and theoretical propositions|
|Social capital and status attainment: a research tradition|
|Inequality in social capital: a research agenda|
|Social capital and the emergence of social structure: a theory of rational choice|
|Reputation and social capital: the rational basis for social change|
|Social capital in hierarchical structures|
|Institutions, networks and capital building|
|Cybernetworks and the global village: the rise of social capital|
|The future of the theory|