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Unformatted text preview: Lin: Social Networks and Status Attainment In Lin’s reading they talk about the impact that personal resources and social resources have on status attainment and argue that social resources have a far greater impact on status attainment than personal resources. They also view the possession of social resources as a pyramid with those on top having better opportunities for positions and setting up people below them with their influence. This tends to be true in society as it stays true to the phrase “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Oftentimes if you don’t have connections you can’t achieve the things that a person with great knowledge and all the credentials in the world should because they don’t have someone who can help get their foot in the door....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SOCI 412 taught by Professor Amber during the Spring '11 term at UNC.
- Spring '11