Dispositions, attitudes, tastes - learned formally or informally, knowing how to behave appropriate to the situtation
Actual goods that reflect cultural capital, e.g. lots of books, or fine art painting. Owning them does not mean that you know how to consume them.
Academic credentials, e.g. high school diploma, college degree
Volume and types of capital your connections have
Habitus (definition from Ritzer 1996: 540)
"'mental or cognitive structures' through which people deal with the social world. People are endowed with a series of internalized schemes through which they perceive, understand, appreciate, and evaluate the social world... "
"The Strength of Weak Ties" 1973
In this article Granovetter showed that who you know can help you get a job but, counterintuitively, links with people who you are not really close to (i.e. weak ties) are most important because they are different from you and have access to different information and networks.
Strong or Weak Ties
Bonding or Bridging Social Capital
Bonding - exclusive
bridging - inclusive
Bridges connect separate groups who might not have many overlapping members
“some aspect of social structure (that) facilitates certain actions of actors.”
James Coleman. 1988. 'Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital' American Journal of Sociology. (94: S95-S120)
Obligations, Expectations, and Trustworthiness
Norms and Effective Sanctions
Wholesale diamond merchants in NYC
Radical student activist cells in Korea
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community 2000
Evidence for decline in US social capital, and what he thinks the causes are.