Social Capital: A Theory of Social Structure and Action

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Cambridge University Press, 2002年5月20日 - 278 頁
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In Social Capital, first published in 2001, 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 organization actually possesses) to individuals, social groups, organizations, and communities in obtaining their objectives. This book places social capital in the family of capital theories (the classical and neo-capital theories), articulates its elements and propositions, presents research programs, findings, and agenda, and theorizes its significance in various moments of interactions between individual actions and social structure (for example, the primordial groups, social exchanges, organizations, institutional transformations and cybernetworks). Nan Lin eloquently introduces a groundbreaking theory that forcefully argues and shows why it is 'who you know', as well as 'what you know' that makes a difference in life and society.
 

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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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關於作者 (2002)

Nan Lin is Oscar L. Tang Family Professor of Sociology, Duke University. He has conducted research on social capital, social networks, stratification and mobility, and stress coping in the United States, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He has written or edited seven books and published numerous book
chapters and journal articles. He is also an Academician at Academia Sinica in Taiwan and holds honorary professorship in many universities in China.
Erickson received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of British Columbia before moving to Harvard where she completed her Doctorate in Social Relations. She then spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University before joining the
faculty at University of Toronto in 1973. In addition to her work in the Department of Sociology, Erickson is currently cross-appointed to the Centre for Studies on Aging, the Centre for Urban and Community Studies, the Centre for Industrial Relations, and is on the Board of Directors of the Centre
for Health Promotion. Erickson has published articles on a wide variety of topics, getting printed in publications including the Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, American Sociological Review, Social Networks, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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