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The Resource Unanticipated gains : origins of network inequality in everyday life, Mario Luis Small

Unanticipated gains : origins of network inequality in everyday life, Mario Luis Small

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Unanticipated gains : origins of network inequality in everyday life
Title
Unanticipated gains
Title remainder
origins of network inequality in everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Mario Luis Small
Title variation
Origins of network inequality in everyday life
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Social capital theorists have shown that some people do better than others in part because they enjoy larger, more supportive, or otherwise more useful networks. But why do some people have better networks than others? Unanticipated Gains argues that the practice and structure of the churches, colleges, firms, gyms, childcare centers, and schools in which people happen to participate routinely matter more than their deliberate "networking." Exploring the experiences of New York City mothers whose children were enrolled in childcare centers, this book examines why a great deal of these mothers, after enrolling their children, dramatically expanded both the size and usefulness of their personal networks. Whether, how, and how much the mother's networks were altered--and how useful these networks were--depended on the apparently trivial, but remarkably consequential, practices and regulations of the centers. The structure of parent-teacher organizations, the frequency of fieldtrips, and the rules regarding drop-off and pick-up times all affected the mothers' networks. Relying on scores of in-depth interviews with mothers, quantitative data on both mothers and centers, and detailed case studies of other routine organizations, Small shows that how much people gain from their connections depends substantially on institutional conditions they often do not control, and through everyday processes they may not even be aware of."--Jacket
Awards note
Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award, 2009.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Small, Mario Luis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM741
LC item number
.S585 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social networks
  • Social capital (Sociology)
  • Day care centers
Label
Unanticipated gains : origins of network inequality in everyday life, Mario Luis Small
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social capital and organizational embeddedness -- Childcare centers and mothers' well-being : whether mothers did better when their children were in daycare -- Opportunities and inducements : why mothers so often made friends in centers -- Weak and strong ties : whether mothers made close friends, acquaintances, or something else -- Trust and obligations : why some mothers' support networks were larger than their friendship networks -- Ties to other organizations : why mothers' most useful ties were not always social -- Organizational ties and neighborhood effects : how mothers' nonsocial ties were affected by location -- Extensions and implications
Control code
ocn257556975
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 298 pages
Isbn
9780195384352
Lccn
2008041902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)257556975
Label
Unanticipated gains : origins of network inequality in everyday life, Mario Luis Small
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social capital and organizational embeddedness -- Childcare centers and mothers' well-being : whether mothers did better when their children were in daycare -- Opportunities and inducements : why mothers so often made friends in centers -- Weak and strong ties : whether mothers made close friends, acquaintances, or something else -- Trust and obligations : why some mothers' support networks were larger than their friendship networks -- Ties to other organizations : why mothers' most useful ties were not always social -- Organizational ties and neighborhood effects : how mothers' nonsocial ties were affected by location -- Extensions and implications
Control code
ocn257556975
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 298 pages
Isbn
9780195384352
Lccn
2008041902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)257556975

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