ERIC Number: ED462480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Social Capital and Poor Communities. A Volume in the Ford Foundation Series on Asset Building.
Saegert, Susan, Ed.; Thompson, J. Phillip, Ed.; Warren, Mark R., Ed.
This collection of papers shows the significant achievements that can be made through collective strategies that empower the poor to become active partners in revitalizing their neighborhoods. The 12 chapters are: (1) "The Role of Social Capital in Combating Poverty" (Mark R. Warren, J. Phillip Thompson, and Susan Saegert); (2) "Social Capital and the Culture of Power: Lessons from the Field" (M. Lisette Lopez and Carol B. Stack); (3) "Social Capital in America's Poor Rural Communities" (Cynthia M. Duncan); (4) "Crime and Public Safety: Insights from Community-Level Perspectives on Social Capital" (Robert J. Sampson); (5) "Making Social Capital Work: Social Capital and Community Economic Development" (Ross Gittell and J. Phillip Thompson); (6) "Housing, Social Capital, and Poor Communities" (Langley C. Keyes); (7) "Social Capital, Poverty, and Community Health: An Exploration of Linkages" (Sherman A. James, Amy J. Schulz, and Juliana van Olphen); (8) "Transforming Urban Schools through Investments in the Social Capital of Parents" (Pedro A. Noguera); (9) "Social Capital, Religious Institutions, and Poor Communities" (Michael W. Foley, John D. McCarthy, and Mark Chaves); (10) "Capitalizing on Labor's Capital" (Margaret Levi); (11) "Social Capital, Intervening Institutions, and Political Power"; and (12) "Social Capital, Political Participation, and the Urban Community" (Ester R. Fuchs, Robert Y. Shapiro, and Lorraine C. Minnite). (SM)
Descriptors: Churches, Community Resources, Crime, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Neighborhood Improvement, Parent Participation, Political Influences, Political Issues, Poverty, Public Health, Public Policy, Rural Areas, Social Capital, Unions, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: Foreword by Robert D. Putnam. Papers presented at the conference "Social Capital and Poor Communities: Building and Using Social Assets To Combat Poverty" (New York, NY, March 1999), sponsored by Ford Foundation; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University; Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York; and Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs.