WCT Bourdieu%2c social reprod%2c social mobility

WCT Bourdieu%2c social reprod%2c social mobility - Pierre...

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Pierre Bourdieu, French 1930-2002
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Weber: Life chances shaped by: Economic Class Owners of means of production More or less powerful Workers Status Honor Exclusive Delimits social exchange, marriage Hierarchy threatened during economic upheaval Political Party affiliation
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Bourdieu asked how social class reproduced from the inside out 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 self-exclusion
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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 and gain academic credentials)
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Meritocracy ideology’s view of education?
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Bourdieu’s view of education High economic capital CONVERTED into high
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