1.27.11 - ,cont 20:46 Review PierreBourdieu(19302002 o...

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What is social structure? , cont. 20:46 Review Class shapes “life chances” and “day to day life” and “life chances” Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) o Bourdieu links “day to day life” and “life chances” Social classes have different habits, skills, and knowledge. These habits/skills/knowledge align differently with institutions Different classes have different chances to succeed in these  institutions. o High class status doesn’t only mean that one has economic capital  (money), but high class status also means lots of “cultural capital.” o Cultural capital is the knowledge, skills, habits, and education that are  most useful in particular sets of institutions and can be used to advance  one’s social position. o More (of the right kind of) cultural capital gets you better life chances o Individuals draw on capital as they confront institutional arrangements in 
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