Social Capital Versus Social Theory: Political Economy and Social Science at the Turn of the Millennium
|Abstract||Ben Fine traces the origins of social capital through the work of Becker, Bourdieu and Coleman and comprehensively reviews the literature across the social sciences. The text is uniquely critical of social capital, explaining how it avoids a proper confrontation with political economy and has become chaotic. This highly topical text addresses some major themes, including the shifting relationship between economics and other social sciences, the 'publish or perish' concept currently burdening scholarly integrity, and how a social science interdisciplinarity requires a place for political economy together with cultural and social theory.|
|Keywords||Social sciences Philosophy Economics Philosophy|
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|Call number||H61.15.F56 2001|
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