Bourdieu, Social Capital and Online Interaction

  title={Bourdieu, Social Capital and Online Interaction},
  author={Chris Julien},
  pages={356 - 373}
While there has been much discussion in recent decades on the nature of social capital and its importance in online interactions, it is my contention that these discussions have been dominated by the American Communitarian tradition. In this article, I begin with an overview of American Communitarianism to identify the key elements therein that are found in contemporary theories of social capital. Following this, I expose some of the weaknesses of this tradition and apply Bourdieu’s distinctive… 

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