Social Capital: A Theory of Social Structure and Action

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Cambridge University Press, May 20, 2002 - Social Science - 278 pages
3 Reviews

1.

Theories of Capital: The Historical Foundation.

3.



2.

Social Capital: Capital Captured through Social Relations.

19.



3.

Resources, Hierarchy, Networks, and Homophily: The Structural Foundation.

29.



4.

Resources, Motivations, and Interactions: The Action Foundation.

41.



5.

The Theory and Theoretical Propositions.

55.



6.

Social Capital and Status Attainment: A Research Tradition.

78.



7.

Inequality in Social Capital: A Research Agenda.

99.



8.

Social Capital and the Emergence of Social Structure: A Theory of Rational Choice.

127.



9.

Reputation and Social Capital: The Rational Basis for Social Exchange.

143.



10.

Social Capital in Hierarchical Structures.

165.



11.

Institutions, Networks, and Capital Building: Societal Transformations.

184.



12.

Cybernetworks and the Global Village: The Rise of Social Capital.

210.



13.

The Future of the Theory.

243.


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References.

251.


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Index.

267
 

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For me the social capital should be analyzed together with physical and financial capital, specially in relationship with moral and intellectual capital. I could not Find such structure! Am i wrong!

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Nan Lin network theory of social capital will become known as the most important piece of work linking us, to our social networks, technologies and organizational forms in meaningful way.

Contents

Theories of Capital The Historical Foundation
3
Social Capital Capital Captured through Social Relations
19
Resources Hierarchy Networks and Homophily The Structural Foundation
29
Resources Motivations and Interactions The Action Foundation
41
The Theory and Theoretical Propositions
55
Social Capital and Status Attainment A Research Tradition
78
Inequality in Social Capital A Research Agenda
99
Conceptual Extensions
125
Reputation and Social Capital The Rational Basis for Social Exchange
143
Social Capital in Hierarchical Structures
165
Institutions Networks and Capital Building Societal Transformations
184
Cybernetworks and the Global Village The Rise of Social Capital
210
Epilogue
241
The Future of the Theory
243
References
251
Index
267

Social Capital and the Emergence of Social Structure A Theory of Rational Choice
127

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About the author (2002)

BRUCE HALE is the author of five picture books as well as the Chet Gecko mysteries. A popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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