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Social Capital: A Theory of Social Structure and Action

Social Capital: A Theory of Social Structure and Action

by Nan Lin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521474313
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Series: Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences Series , #19
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Theory and Research: 1. Theories of capital: the historical foundation; 2. Social capital: capital captured through social relations; 3. Resources, hierarchy, networks, and homophily: the structural foundation; 4. Resources, motivations, and interactions: the action foundation; 5. The theory and theoretical propositions; 6. Social capital and status attainment: a research tradition; 7. Inequality in social capital: a research agenda; Part II. Conceptual Extensions: 8. Social capital and the emergence of social structure: a theory of rational choice; 9. Reputation and social capital: the rational basis for social change; 10. Social capital in hierarchical structures; 11. Institutions, networks and capital building; 12. Cybernetworks and the global village: the rise of social capital; Part III. Epilogue: 13. The future of the theory.

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