Social capital and development studies II: Can Bourdieu travel to policy?
The author explores the possibility of working with the concept of social capital within more general analytical approaches grounded in notions of cultural and political economy like sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. He notes that Bourdieu's take on social capital has been recognized as offering promising ways forward by various scholars of development. He mentions the suggestion of Bourdieu that one must understand agents' habitus, a set of assumptions, habits, taken-for-granted ideas and ways of being that are the vehicles through which agents engage with, understand and move on through the world.
Progress in Development Studies
Bebbington, Anthony, "Social capital and development studies II: Can Bourdieu travel to policy?" (2007). Geography. 513.