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Social capital : a theory of social structure and action

Author: Nan Lin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2001.
Series: Structural analysis in the social sciences, 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 an organization actually possesses) to individuals, social groups, organizations, and communities in achieving objectives."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nan Lin
ISBN: 0521474310 9780521474313 052152167X 9780521521673
OCLC Number: 43751713
Description: xiv, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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 --
Conceptual Extensions --
Social Capital and the Emergence of Social Structure: A Theory of Rational Choice --
Reputation and Social Capital: The Rational Basis for Social Exchange --
Social Capital in Hierarchical Structures --
Institutions, Networks, and Capital Building: Societal Transformations --
Cybernetworks and the Global Village: The Rise of Social Capital --
The Future of the Theory.
Series Title: Structural analysis in the social sciences, 19.
Responsibility: Nan Lin.
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'... one of the most rigorous, consistent and empirically informed theoretical analysis of social capital available.' Local Government Studies

 
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