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    Assignment #2 Questions 1 A. Why is organizational membership considered a form of social capital? In short, social capital is “the social knowledge and connections that enables people to accomplish their goals and extend their influences.”(1) When joining an organization, members are optimistic of achieving social capital. They aspire to connect with others who have similar interests and strive to influence citizens of their beliefs and views. Members have high hopes to one day make a difference

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    Social Isolation and Social Capital The “surprising” finding of Rankin and Quane does to an extent show the limits of Putnam’s previous research on social isolation because it does not take into consideration economics and race. Social isolation refers to “the lack of contact or of sustained interaction with individuals and institutions that represent mainstream society ' ' (Wilson qtd Rankin & Quane 4). Although, Rankin and Quane’s findings show high levels of engagement among people in poorer

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    Coleman Social Capital

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    Social Capital: The Effects on Society Social Capital is defined as the networks of relationships among people, enabling that society to function effectively. James Coleman’s “Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital” examines the many benefits of social capital in a society. However, most forms of social capital are public goods and do not primarily profit the person who has to bring it about. Therefore, it’s not in his interest to bring it leading to a shortage. Coleman wants to apply economics’s

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    Social capital is the is the social connections that allow for social interactions in which an individual has opportunities to build bonds, help others out, and affect change for the better. When the social engagement is reciprocated, it can produce benefits for the multiple individuals engaged in the activity and so further the circumstance of the society. Robert D. Putnam, a political scientist and professor, contends in his essay titled “Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital” that

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    Assignment #2 Questions 1 Why is organizational membership considered a form of social capital? What is the relationship between social capital and inequality? Social capital is “the social knowledge and connections that enable people to carry out their goals and extend their influences.”(1) When joining an organization, members are optimistic of achieving social capital. They aspire to connect with others who have similar interests, and strive to influence people of their beliefs and views. Members

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    Social Isolation and Its Impact on Social Capital The “surprising” finding of Rankin and Quane does to an extent show the limits of previous research, such as Putnam, on social isolation, because it does not take into consideration economic and race. Although, Rankin and Quane findings show high levels of engagement among people in poorer neighborhoods the findings are not significant enough to change the notion that social capital is eroding and therefore it is increasing social isolation amongst

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    Social capital is a concept identified by Robert D. Putnam that is “shorthand for social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trust to which those networks give rise” (Sander and Putnam 2010, p. 9). He developed this idea within the context of a disintegrating American public life. At the end of the twentieth century, Americans were no longer coming together for recreational and civic activities, rather they were isolating themselves. This trend led to distrust among communities and disengagement

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    After cultural capital and cultural arbitrary, then, comes the third capital, which Bourdieu’s theory terms habitus. Habitus is a term, which is similar to cultural capital because they are transmitted from home: “Like cultural capital, habitus is transmitted within the home” (Sullivan 149). However, there is a dissimilarity concerning cultural capital and habitus: “… whereas cultural capital consists of the possession of legitimate knowledge, habitus is a set of attitudes and values, and the dominant

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    Capital Autobiography A sociologist defines capital as the assets and individual has that they use for social benefit. This concept of social capital creates a structure that is carried on from generation to generation. A lack of capital can severely inhibit someone’s college experience, because with insufficient finances, and an inability to network an individual may not be getting the ideal college experience. Financial capital is the amount of wealth and physical assets someone has. I personally

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    3.1 Social Capital Social capital is the combination of two types of resources. One is tangible resources and another one is intangible resources. The tangible resources are public spaces and private property and intangible resources are actors, human capital and people (Wikipedia, 2017). Social Scientists divide social capital in two parts. One is bonding and the other one is bridging. This bonding and bridging help to improve firm’s internal ties (Adler & Kwon, 2002; Leanna & Van Buaren, 1999)

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