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Book

Contexts of Social Capital: Social Networks in Markets, Communities, and Families

NY: Routledge, 2009.
Editor-in-chief: R. Hsung, N. Lin, R. Breiger.

The book’s stated objective is to uncover context, “how social capital interacts with social institutions.” It is part of a new wave of research on social capital that, dissatisfied with both macro analyses limited to societal patterns and micro analyses limited to actors’ conditions, seeks to understand the operation of networks at the meso-level: how institutions and organizations structure the transfer of resources across networks. It purports to make both theoretical and methodological contributions, the first by developing the concept of “institutional logics,” the latter by “casting diverse contextual settings as ‘generators’ of social relations”, and studying these contexts from multiple methodological perspectives. (from a review by M. Small)

Chapters
Contexts of Social Capital: Social Networks in Markets, Communities, and Families