cultural capital

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  • cultural capital
    • Pierre Bourdieu (1984)
    • possession of the dominant culture by an individual
    • wealth and power
      • education = superior qualifications = professional careers
      • education can be translated into wealth and power
    • middle class culture
      • middle class children have ability to grasp analyse and express abstract ideas
      • a type of capital as it gives and advantage
    • education
      • middle class have an advantage
      • education system is not neutral it favours and transmits middle-class culture
    • educational capital
      • qualifications (being educated)
    • economic capital
      • parents can convert their economic capital into educational capital (e.g. private schools)
        • educational capital
          • qualifications (being educated)


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