`Amid ongoing, often bitter debate as to whether social or material factors have the greater impact on public health, this is the first book to look at the research on social capital from a mental health perspective. It's an impressive collection, with international studies from the US, Columbia, South Africa and Holland, as well as challenging reflections on theory by the editors and a welcome systematic review of methodolody by Mary de Silva…In refusing to gloss over some uncomfortable contradictions in the research on social capital, Mckenzie and Harpham provide a welcome reminder that inequalities are important, whether interpreting social or material determinants of mental health.'
Psychological Medicine, Vol.36, 2006
`If social capital is on your research, policy or decision - making mental health agenda this book is essential to you. But this book also deserves a wider audience of readers interested in keeping up with knowledge and ideas on the social context of mental health.'
Psychological Medicine, 2006
`If Social Capital is on your research, policy or decision-making mental health agenda this book is essential to you. But this book also deserves a wider audience of readers interested in keeping up wit knowledge and ideas on the social context of mental health.'
Journal of Interpersonal Care, October 2006
`This book will be of interest and relevance, not only to students and academics working in areas associated with health and social policy, care and welfare, but also to practitioners and those involved in different levels of policy development. This will include readers working in interprofessional health and social care settings, or from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. The text is a valuable contribution to our understanding of continuity and changes in contemporary society and their potential impact upon the mental health of its members.'