The Intersection of Social Capital and Local Context in Contemporary Urban Society
Contributions by Robert Mark Silverman, Ivan Light, Gina Neff, Randy Stoecker, Kelly L. Patterson, Brian Sahd, Sherri Leronda Wallace and Judith N. DeSena
Community-Based Organizations in Contemporary Urban Society offers vital extensions to existing literature on social capital and allows the reader to consider this topic from multiple perspectives through its broad spectrum of interdisciplinary essays by sociologists, political scientists, and urban planners. The essays discuss important steps in the mobilization of social capital, as well as its role in microfinance programs, community development corporations, homeowners associations, religious institutions, and neighborhood associations. Individual chapters present an array of theoretical arguments, empirical analysis, and applied case studies that are of interest to academics, practitioners, and activists in the community development field.
About the Authors
"Drawing on a collection of provocative case studies, this book demonstrates social capital's potential for the purpose of progressive community development. In doing so, it helps us understand how disadvantaged communities can improve their social position while also enhancing democratic participation."—Steven J. Gold, Michigan State University, Co-Author of Ethnic Economies
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