Definition of Social Capital
(noun) The social networks or connections that an individual has available to them due group membership.
Etymology of Social Capital
Social Capital Pronunciation
Syllabification: so·cial cap·i·tal
- American English – /sOH-shuhl kAp-uht-l/
- British English – /sOH-shuhl kAp-itl/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈsoʊʃəl ˈkæpətəl/
- British English – /ˈsəʊʃəl ˈkæpɪtl/
- Plural: social capitals
- Nepotism is a manifestation of social capital.
- Word origin of “social” and “capital” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Bourdieu, Pierre. 1986. “The Forms of Capital.” In Handbook of Theory and Research for the Sociology of Education, edited by J. G. Richardson. New York: Greenwood.
- anticipatory socialization
- peer group
- social network
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APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
social capital. (2016). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/social-capital/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “social capital.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 27, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-capital/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“social capital.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2016. Web. 27 Jan. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-capital/>.