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ERIC Number: EJ1069948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Building Social Capital in Hightown: The Role of "Confianza" in Latina Immigrants' Social Networks in the New South
Fitts, Shanan; McClure, Greg
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v46 n3 p295-311 Sep 2015
In this article, we examine the social networks of immigrant Latinas from two women's groups in northwestern North Carolina. We explore how participants built social capital and confidence in self through sharing knowledge and experiences in intimate, "mujerista" spaces. We argue that traditional analyses of social capital, framed in terms of cost-benefit obligations, are insufficient for understanding the complex relationship of commitment and trust, or "confianza", that characterized the social networks the women developed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina