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Across the pond: A comparative analysis of social capital formation in the United States and Great Britain

Collins, T and Rushing, W 2003, 'Across the pond: A comparative analysis of social capital formation in the United States and Great Britain' , Humanity and Society, 27 (1) , pp. 30-49.

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Abstract

This study began with the observations of author Tracy Collins, a British citizen then residing in the United States, who saw many differences between Britons and Americans in leisure time, work expectations, and community life. Conversations between Collins and American co-author Wanda Rushing, and our readings of historical and contemporary comparisons of life in the two countries, led to this project. This study allowed us to conduct a comparative analysis of associational life and social capital formation in the United States and Great Britain to better understand factors that sustain civic engagement in democratic societies.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Humanity and Society
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0160-5976
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: T Collins
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2014 17:06
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 12:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/32927

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