Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio

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For decades now, scholars and politicians alike have argued that the concentration of poverty in city housing projects would produce distrust, alienation, apathy, and social isolation-the disappearance of what sociologists call social capital. But relatively few have examined precisely how such poverty affects social capital or have considered for what reasons living in a poor neighborhood results in such undesirable effects. This book examines a neglected Puerto Rican enclave in Boston to consider the pros and cons of ...

Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio 2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226762920

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Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio 2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226762913

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