By Kevin F. Adler

Natural mess ups as a Catalyst for Social Capital examines the enormously under-explored hyperlink among ordinary failures and social capital concerning the extraordinary June 2008 flood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In-depth qualitative interviews with flood sufferers and key informants in Cedar Rapids display resident’s conception of social capital after a usual catastrophe is formed through their vulnerabilities and social mobility, which fluctuate considerably and wish to be understood contextually. This publication, in highlighting the large impression of 1 catastrophe in a mid-sized Midwestern urban, bargains a framework for a brand new concept for why social capital shifts in societies from one new release to a different: the transformative influence of shared traumas.

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