Social Capital

In sociology, social capital is the expected collective or economic benefits derived from the preferential treatment and cooperation between individuals and groups. Although different social sciences emphasize different aspects of social capital, they tend to share the core idea "that social networks have value". Just as a screwdriver (physical capital) or a university education (cultural capital or human capital) can increase productivity (both individual and collective), so do social contacts affect the productivity of individuals and groups".

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Social Graphs - Research Clusters - Social Capital
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... The sociological term for social position is a way of identifying a person's position within the social hierarchy in a society ... Subjective social position indicates people's own opinions of their location in society ... characteristics like education, occupation and income are related with the subjective social position ...
Community Recognition
... Community recognition is the acknowledgement by a community or social group of a notable achievement ... In The Forms of Capital (1986) Pierre Bourdieu distinguishes between three forms of capital economic capital, cultural capital and social capital ... He defines social capital as "the aggregate of the actual or potential resources which are linked to possession of a durable network of more or less institutionalized relationships of mutual ...
Negative Social Capital - Social Capital and Reproduction of Inequality
... Coleman indicated that social capital eventually led to the creation of human capital for the future generation ... Human capital, a private resource, could be accessed through what the previous generation accumulated through social capital ... Field suggested that such a process could lead to the very inequality social capital attempts to resolve ...

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