Journals Higher Education

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05 October 2010

312 Pages | 10 b/w illus. N

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199764099


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Unanticipated Gains

Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Mario Luis Small

While social capital theorists have studied the consequences of having effective social networks, few have examined why some people have better networks than others. This book argues that the answer lies less in people's deliberate "networking" than in the institutional conditions of the churches, colleges, firms, gyms, and other organizations in which they routinely participate.

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