Contexts of Social Capital: Social Networks in Markets, Communities and Families

1st Edition

Ray-May Hsung, Nan Lin, Ronald L. Breiger

Routledge
Published February 3, 2012
Reference - 358 Pages
ISBN 9780415536721 - CAT# Y137334
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

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Summary

The concept of social capital refers to the ways in which people make use of their social networks in "getting ahead." Social capital isn’t just about the connections in networks, but fundamentally concerns the distribution of resources on the basis of exchanges.

This volume focuses on how social capital interacts with social institutions, based on the premise that markets, communities, and families are the major contexts within which people meet and build up social networks and the foci to create social capital. Featuring innovations in thinking about exchange mechanisms, resource distribution, institutional logics, resource diversity, and the degree of openness or closure of social networks, these chapters present some of the most important advances in this essential field.

Paralleling these theoretical developments, the chapters also improve practical methodological work on social capital research, using new techniques and measurement methods for the uncovering of social logics.

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