What Are They Thinking?

  • Brian J. Jones


Picking up from his previous volume, Social Capital in America, Brian Jones here sets out the building blocks of everyday life—voluntary association, family, social networks, and work—around which he builds a research model of social capital that takes into account the structures which frame our lives.


Social capital Voluntary association Family Social networks Work Research model 


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  • Brian J. Jones
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyVillanova UniversityVillanovaUSA

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