Social Capital Theory Book Review by hicaliber

Social Capital Theory
A critique of Robert Putnam's social capital theory, discussed in his book "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of the American Community."
# 93590 | 2,059 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 22, 2007 in Anthropology (North American) , Political Science (U.S.) , English (Analysis) , Sociology (General)

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This paper discusses Robert Putnam's book "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of the American Community," in which he tracked the changes in the social fabric of the United States during the second half of the twentieth century. The paper discusses Putnam's hypotheses regarding the collapse of community life in the U.S. and its dire ramifications for society.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bourdieu, P. (n/d). Social Capital. Retrieved March 27, 2006, from website:
  • Checkoway, B.(2001). Six Strategies of Community Change.(pp. 115-123) Boston:Hawthorne.
  • Putnam, Robert.(2000). Bowling Alone. New York: Simon and Schuster.
  • Rotheberg, R. (2001).Patterns of Social Capital. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Sabatini, F. retrieved March 27, 2006 from: http.//

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