March 07, 2011 HTBL02 Lecture 08 Status, Social Capital and Child Development Social Capital is in decline. Social Capital is how I find a babysitter, getting stuff done using your connections Edward Hopper His work is really about alones and urban alienation. Latest chapter of historial realism in America: Edward Hoppers work Hoppers most famous painting is Nighthawks There is a sense of waiting in his paintings, as in like: what are we doing here There is nothing sentimental about his paitings, they dont make you long for those simpler times His paintings were before the Depression Urban Alienation and Social Capital Hopper like to paint people at home, outside their home, and there is something odd at their house. He also painted people travelling. Automat 1927: he chooses not to depict anything outside the store. Chop Suey: very colourful painting.