Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Bourdieu - 9/15/11 Meritocracy ideology’s view of...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/15/11 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist & 1930-2002
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9/15/11 Weber: Life chances shaped by: Social Class Owners of means of production More or less powerful Workers Status Honor Exclusive Delimits social exchange, marriage
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9/15/11 Bourdieu asked how social class reproduced from the Not just oppression from higher classes (Marx) or exclusion from status groups (Weber) Also cultural structures: understandings embraced at preconscious level that shape internal aspirations & imaginations E self- exclusion
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9/15/11 Bourdieu: Social class based on resources of: Economic capital (Weberian economic class) Cultural capital (mental tools acquired in childhood that allow one to appropriate new cultural knowledge
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Unformatted text preview: 9/15/11 Meritocracy ideology’s view of education? 9/15/11 Bourdieu’s view of education Perpetuates & validates social class system. High economic capital CONVERTED into high cultural capital (& social capital) LEADING TO high economic capital 9/15/11 From the outside to the inside to the outside again Objective class situation creates one’s habitus: Subjective experiences, unconscious perceptions, aspirations, and preferences of class members 9/15/11 Critiques of Bourdieu Self-reproducing system seems too static? Based on French society – how well apply to U.S.? Habitus not just based on objective social class position [Writing style so opaque that makes 9/15/11 We will assess Bourdieu vs. Meritocratic ideology view of education when view recent data on U.S. social class mobility...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course SOCI 1 taught by Professor Blair-loy during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.

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