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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 ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by University Of Chicago Press
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Jun 18, 2007 kristy rated it liked it
a little academic for what i'm doing right now (should have read it when lang recommended i read it during school), but still interesting and well-written. and making me think hard about how affordable housing funding encourages you to segregate the low-income units.
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