Inside and out: a critical analysis of social capital

Cairns, J. (2017) Inside and out: a critical analysis of social capital. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 25 (3). pp. 233-248. ISSN 1759-8273.

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Abstract

Divergent narratives from a former coal-mining 'community' in the North East of England are analysed using Bourdieu's conceptualisation of social capital. Thirty-three research participants (20 females; 13 males) took part in 15 semi-structured interviews and three focus groups over a six-month period (May and October 2011).

The research findings showed that social capital can be simultaneously inclusive and exclusive for different demographics depending on age, gender, how long they have lived in the area and their (lack of) connection to the former coal-mining community. Social, spatial and temporal processes are important in making sense of these findings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bourdieu; community; inequalities; social capital; social exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0980 Types of education > LC1036 Community education
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work
Depositing User: Jo Cairns
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 08:25
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 18:45
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16879

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