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Social Capital in American Life

Authors: Jones, Brian J.

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  • Provides a series of tables, graphs, and charts depicting Americans’ social behavior and opinions
  • Examines the social values provided by the four primary social structures in American society
  • Emphasizes the importance of empirical research in social theory as it brings theoretical stances to bear on specific datasets
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Embarking from a model of social capital hinging upon four social structures—work, family, social networks, and voluntary associations—Brian Jones empirically examines the widespread claims that American society is becoming less sociable, trusting, and cooperative. Breaking down datasets drawn from the General Social Survey (conducted 27 times from 1972 to 2008), Social Capital in American Life depicts the social values drawn from the four established social structures, as well as their interrelationships, their determinants, and ultimately their social capital, through a series of statistical and econometric methods. This rigorous, empirically driven analysis reveals how American society both confirms and repudiates fears about decreased cooperation given different cases and parameters. 

About the authors

Brian J. Jones is Professor of Sociology at Villanova University, USA. He is the author of Social Capital in America (2011) and co-author of Sociology: Micro, Macro, and Mega Structures (1995) and Social Problems: Issues, Opinions, and Solutions (1988). 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • What Are They Thinking?

    Jones, Brian J.

    Pages 1-25

  • The Model of Social Capital

    Jones, Brian J.

    Pages 27-44

  • Work and Job Satisfaction

    Jones, Brian J.

    Pages 45-57

  • Family and Family Satisfaction

    Jones, Brian J.

    Pages 59-72

  • Voluntary Association and Trust

    Jones, Brian J.

    Pages 73-90

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91180-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91179-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Capital in American Life
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91180-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91180-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91179-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 206
Number of Illustrations
132 illustrations in colour
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