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Exploring 'unseen' social capital in community participation : everyday lives of poor mainland Chinese migrants in Hong Kong / Sam Wong.

By: Wong, Sam.
Contributor(s): International Convention of Asia Scholars.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: ICAS publications seriesMonographs: 2.Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2007Description: 1 online resource (219 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9048501059; 9789048501052.Other title: Everyday lives of poor mainland Chinese migrants in Hong Kong.Subject(s): Since 1949 | Infrastructure (Economics) -- China -- Citizen participation | Migrant labor -- China -- Hong Kong -- Social conditions | Poor -- China -- Social conditions | Alltag | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment | Economic policy | Einwanderer | Infrastructure (Economics) -- Citizen participation | Mathematics and science | Migrant labor -- Social conditions | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy | Poor -- Social conditions | Science: general issues | Social conditions | Social Conditions | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General | Social Sciences | Society and social sciences | Sociology & Social History | China -- Economic policy -- 1949- | China -- Social conditions -- 1949- | China -- Hong Kong | China | Chinesen | Hongkong | Popular scienceGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Exploring 'unseen' social capital in community participation.DDC classification: 338.951 Online resources: Digital version
Contents:
Building a 'pro-poor' social capital framework -- Ethnography : alternative research methodology -- Historical and cultural contexts of mainland Chinese migrants in Hong Kong -- Investing in social capital? : considering the paradoxes of agency in social exchange -- 'Getting the social relations right'? : understanding institutional plurality and dynamics -- Rethinking authority and power in the structures of relations -- Conclusions and policy implications.
Summary: "This book argues that using social capital to eradicate poverty is less likely to succeed because the mainstream neoinstitutional approach mistakenly assumes that social capital necessarily benefits poor people. This inadequacy calls for a re-assessment of human motivations, institutional dynamics and structural complexity in social capital building. Using ethnographic and participatory methods, this book calls for an exploration of 'unseen' social capital which is intended to challenge the mainstream understanding of 'seen' social capital. As such this book is useful to policy makers and practitioners"--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Building a 'pro-poor' social capital framework -- Ethnography : alternative research methodology -- Historical and cultural contexts of mainland Chinese migrants in Hong Kong -- Investing in social capital? : considering the paradoxes of agency in social exchange -- 'Getting the social relations right'? : understanding institutional plurality and dynamics -- Rethinking authority and power in the structures of relations -- Conclusions and policy implications.

"This book argues that using social capital to eradicate poverty is less likely to succeed because the mainstream neoinstitutional approach mistakenly assumes that social capital necessarily benefits poor people. This inadequacy calls for a re-assessment of human motivations, institutional dynamics and structural complexity in social capital building. Using ethnographic and participatory methods, this book calls for an exploration of 'unseen' social capital which is intended to challenge the mainstream understanding of 'seen' social capital. As such this book is useful to policy makers and practitioners"--Publisher's description.

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