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Capitale sociale e/o capitale comunitario: verso una definizione teoricamente fondata
Author/s: Gabriele Pollini 
Year:  2006 Issue: 102 Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 FullText PDF:  36 KB

In view of the extension and indeterminacy of the metaphor of social capital, the aim of the paper is to provide a preliminary, theoretically valid foundation for the concept of social capital. It does so first by restricting the term’s semantic range to social relations of communitarian type (communitarian capital) and then by entirely abandoning the metaphor of capital and replacing it with the Parsonian concept of ‘generalized symbolic medium of interchange’. The conclusion of this process is that the medium of influence, institutionally based on prestige, is the concept corresponding to that of communitarian capital.

Gabriele Pollini, in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 102/2006, pp. , DOI:


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