Piotr Sztompka, Social capital. Interpersonal space theory, Cracovian publisher Znak, Kraków 2016, pp. 384.
The issue of social capital has spread on social sciences ground already since decades. In Poland an interest in this question appeared quite late in the nineties of the 20th century. However, without foundation of trust, social capital is still something missing in Poland. "Social Capital. The interpersonal space theory", published in May 2016, by Cracovian publisher Znak, is an attempt to fill this gap. The book was written by a sociologist Piotr Sztompka, author of many publications, such as "Sociology. Social analysis", "Sociology of social changes", known not only in Poland, but also abroad. Presented publication, is the first in Polish literature profound analysis of social capital. The book was published in spring 2015, in Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala. It is very similar to "Trust. The foundation of society" (2007) - previous work of Sztompka, also published by Znak. Considering, that trust is one of determinants of social capital's existence, this similarity should not be of a surprise. Consistency is also noticeable in analogous, transparent and coherent construction. Thereby, readers have no difficulties with finding specffic issues in the book. It enables readers to find particular questions and get back to previous definitions as many times as needed.(fragment of text)