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The concept of social capital goes back to the early twentieth century.
Although it has sociological underpinnings, it has been primarily applied in
the business arena. Increasingly, over the last two decades, there has been a
proliferation of literature that proposes a broader application of the social
capital concepts to individuals, communities, societies and even adult learning.
This monograph applies social capital concepts to women as adult learners in
learning communities, as users of technology and as workers, and then
integrates it from the perspective of adult education. We make the case that,
because women tend to be more relational than men, their lives as students are
integrally related to the social networks of which they are a part. We
recognize that there are certain risks inherent in social capital networks and
that gender bias can lead to exclusionary challenges that marginalize women as
a group. On that basis, some feminist theorists have suggested that we simply
eliminate the idea of social capital because of the inherent bias in the
theory?s underlying concepts and assumptions. Instead, we propose an
integrationist approach that recognizes the relational nature of women, their
historical and contemporary use of social capital networks, and the way they
leverage such relationships for personal and community transformation.
This is the 122nd volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report
series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education . Noted for its depth
of coverage, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is an
indispensable series that explores issues of common interest to instructors,
administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and
continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension
programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.