Social Capital: An International Research Program

Social Capital: An International Research Program

by Nan Lin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199234388

ISBN-13: 9780199234387

Pub. Date: 05/27/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

For two decades, a significant number of scholars have subscribed to a common definition of social capital (resources embedded in social networks), employed a standard measurement (the position generator methodology), and conducted original research. Their sustained efforts have demonstrated the power of the concept of social capital in diverse arenas of research

Overview

For two decades, a significant number of scholars have subscribed to a common definition of social capital (resources embedded in social networks), employed a standard measurement (the position generator methodology), and conducted original research. Their sustained efforts have demonstrated the power of the concept of social capital in diverse arenas of research and varied cultural and societal settings. Their work has contributed to the substantiation, development, and expansion of social capital as a key scientific concept and theory. This book presents an introduction to some of the most recent work in the area. The volume editors have brought together scholars in North America, Europe, and East Asia to offer original and accessible reports of their own research studies. Covering both methodological and substantive issues, they demonstrate the continued importance of social capital as a guiding concept and theory in social sciences today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199234387
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/27/2008
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Theory, Measurement, and the Research Enterprise on Social Capital, Nan Lin
Part I: The Position Generator Methodology: its Reliability, Validity and Variation
2. Position generator measures and their relationship to other Social Capital measures, Martin Van der Gaag, Tom A. B. Snijders, Henk Flap
3. Position Generator and Actual Networks in Everyday Life: An Evaluation with Contact Diary, Yang-chih Fu
4. Social, cultural, and economic capital and job attainment: The position generator as a measure of cultural and economic resources, Henk Flap and Beate Völker
5. The Formation of Social Capital among Chinese Urbanites: Theoretical Explanation and Empirical Evidence, Yanjie Bian
Part II: Mobilization of Social Capital
6. The Invisible Hand of Social Capital: An Exploratory Study, Nan Lin and Dan Ao
7. Social Resources and their effect on occupational attainment through the life course, Hester Moerbeek and Henk Flap
8. A Question of Access or Mobilization? Understanding Inefficacious Job Referral Networks among the Black Poor, Sandra Susan Smith
Part III: Social Capital, Civil Engagement, Social Participation, and Trust
9. 9. Social Networks of Participants in Voluntary Associations, René Bekkers, Beate Völker, Martin van der Gaag, and Henk Flap
10. The Internet, Social Capital, Civic Engagement, and Gender in Japan, Kakuko Miyata, Ken'ichi Ikeda, and Tetsuro Kobayashi
11. Social Capital of Personnel Managers: the Causes and Return of Position-Generated Networks and the Participation in Voluntary Associations, Ray-May Hsung and Yi-Jr Lin
12. It's Not Only Who You Know, It's Also Where They Are: Using the Position 12. Generator to Investigate the Structure of Access to Embedded Resources, Sandra Enns, Todd Malinick, and Ralph Matthews
13. Gender, Network Capital, Social Capital and Political Capital: The Consequences of Personal Network Diversity for Environmentalists in British Columbia., D. B. Tindall and Jeffrey J. Cormier
14. Civic Participation and Social Capital: A Social Network Analysis in Two American Counties, Marc Porter Magee
Part IV: Social Institutions and Inequality in Social Capital
15. Marriage, Gender, and Social Capital, Gina Lai
16. Access to Social Capital and Status Attainment in the United States: Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences, Jennifer L. Moren-Cross and Nan Lin
17. Access to social capital and the structure of inequality in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Catherine A. Johnson
18. Assessing Social Capital and Attainment Dynamics - position-generator (pg)-applications in Hungary, 1987-2003, Róbert Angelusz and Róbert Tardos
References
Index

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