Title

Bridging and Bonding Capital: Pluralist Ethnic Relations in Silicon Valley

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

Emerald Publishing Limited

Abstract

Proclaims that in recent years there has been considerable research examining the benefits of social connectedness for a variety of outcomes, such as health and general well being. Argues, while bonding capital is beneficial to the self‐interest of the individual or small group, bridging capital is what is necessary to build a collective identity as a nation. Concludes that because people have varying access, with regard to formal organizations, their ability to use social capital for their benefit, and the benefit of their communities, may be of short‐term duration.