ERIC Number: EJ675731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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The Interactive Effects of Race and Class in Educational Research: Theoretical Insights from the Work of Pierre Bourdieu.
Horvat, Erin McNamara
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v2 n1 p1-25 Spr 2003
Discusses the notion of habitus and its utility in understanding how race and class influence educational experiences, educational opportunity, and life trajectories. Uses examples from a longitudinal study of how 15 urban black women from three high schools interpreted educational opportunity in the college application process and how they interpreted it 4 years later as they prepared to graduate. Highlights the utility of Pierre Bourdieu's model in this area. (SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Equal Education, Females, Higher Education, Racial Factors, Secondary Education, Social Class, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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