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Unformatted text preview: 1-23-08Taste(s):Connected to/shaped by social positioningA key theorist: Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002), French sociologistWrote Distinction: A social critique of the judgment of TasteCultural Capital:Coined by Bourdieu (who was influenced by Marx and many others)Builds on a notion of financial capital & its relation to power/ Those who have the most money have the most powerRefers to an idea of wealth based on social status or education, not necessarily moneyContext specific; what counts as cultural capital is usually determined by those in power in a given contextDepends on what circle your in and how they view youJust a Few Cultural Capital Examples:Cocktail party language & Name droppingWhatever t is that makes you coolIm cultured because Ive read the classicsPeople in internet communities performing insider knowledgeStreet credClothes, literacyCan obtain cultural capital over timeSo why not brush up our Shakespeare?So why not brush up our Shakespeare?...
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- Spring '07