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Social capital [electronic resource] : a theory of social structure and action / Nan Lin.

By: Lin, Nan, 1938-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Structural analysis in the social sciences: 19.Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 278 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511019475 (electronic bk.); 9780511019470 (electronic bk.); 9780521474313 (hbk.); 0521474310 (hbk.); 9780511815447 (electronic bk.); 0511815441 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social capital (Sociology) | Social networks | Social action | Capital social (Sociologie) | R�eseaux sociaux | Action sociale | PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology | Electronic books | Redes sociales | Sociale netwerken | Sociaal handelen | Sozialstruktur | Soziales Handeln | Sozialkompetenz | Soziales Kapital | Theorie | Soziales NetzwerkGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social capital.DDC classification: 302.4 Other classification: 71.19 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Review: "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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-266) and index.

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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.

"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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