Social capital

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Qi, Xiaoying. (2017). Social capital. In In Bryan S Turner, Chang Kyung-Sup and Cynthia Fuchs Epstein (Ed.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory pp. 1-4 Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118430873.est0347
AuthorsQi, Xiaoying
EditorsBryan S Turner, Chang Kyung-Sup and Cynthia Fuchs Epstein
Abstract

Social capital is a social facility which is a basis of agency for those who invest in it and have access to it. There is no unitary theory of social capital but there are a number of distinctive accounts which emphasize different bases and particular outcomes of social capital. The best known contributions to the identification and theorization of social capital are those of James Coleman, Robert Putnam, and Pierre Bourdieu. The approaches of these theorists are discussed.

Keywordssocial capital; social facility; rational choice theory
Page range1-4
Year2017
Book titleThe Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
SeriesWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Science
ISBN9781118430866
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118430873.est0347
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