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Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology
- A. Portes
- 1 August 1998
This paper reviews the origins and definitions of social capital in the writings of Bourdieu, Loury, and Coleman, among other authors. It distinguishes four sources of social capital and examines… Expand
Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation
List of Tables and Figures Preface Acknowledgments 1. Twelve Stories Miami Stories MarIa de los Angeles and Yvette Santana: August 1993 Melanie Fernandez-Rey: September 1993 Aristide Maillol: August… Expand
The New Second Generation: Segmented Assimilation and its Variants
Post-1965 immigration to the United States has given rise to a vigorous literature focused on adult newcomers. There is, however, a growing new second generation whose prospects of adaptation cannot… Expand
Embeddedness and Immigration: Notes on the Social Determinants of Economic Action
This article contributes to the reemerging field of economic sociology by (1) delving into its classic roots to refine current concepts and (2) using examples from the immigration literature to… Expand
Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation.
Immigrant America: A Portrait.
This book, a study of the odysseys of millions of newcomers from all over the world to the United States, has itself been an odyssey. We began work on the first edition of Immigrant America, our… Expand
The study of transnationalism: pitfalls and promise of an emergent research field
This introductory article defines the concept of transnationalism, provides a typology of this heterogeneous set of activities, and reviews some of the pitfalls in establishing and validating the… Expand
The Two Meanings of Social Capital
- A. Portes
- 1 March 2000
The popularity of the concept of social capital has been accompanied by increasing controversy about its actual meaning and effects. I consider here the alternative applications of the concept as an… Expand
Transnational entrepreneurs: An alternative form of immigrant economic adaptation
The recent literature on immigrant transnationalism points to an alternative form of economic adaptation of foreign minorities in advanced societies that is based on the mobilization of their… Expand