Mar. 25th, 2012

Contained?

Mar. 25th, 2012 09:38 am
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The basic thesis of my research is that social capital (expressed in expanded social networks) transforms cultural capital (class and subculturally-based specialized knowledge) into agency (a greater ability to act on one's own behalf and shape one's own experience in the world).

In other words, diverse cultural capital translates into broader social networks, and tapping into these networks selectively enables individuals to exercise greater agency and expand the possibilities in their lives.

Confusing? It only sounds that way. It's actually easy---a no-brainer when you you look at it on the ground.

For example:
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This is how social capital mediates between cultural capital and agency.

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