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ERIC Number: EJ838759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 41
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Cultural Capital and the Political Orientations of the Younger Generation of the Russian and Polish Intelligentsia
Zarycki, Tomasz
Russian Education and Society, v51 n2 p3-43 Feb 2009
This article completes the cycle of studies that present the results of a survey of the attitudes and values of college students in the higher educational institutions of Moscow and Warsaw in the context of the problems and subject matter of cultural capital. It presents an analysis of the sphere of active political involvement and the cultural correlates of the basic political orientations of college students in both cities. The author compares the electoral preferences of Moscow and Warsaw students, and, based on the results of nationwide surveys, the preferences of the voters in each country as a whole. In comparing the electoral preferences of the students of Moscow and Warsaw, it shows that there is a much greater diversity among the former. The author discusses some factors that differentiate the student electorate of the political parties being analyzed. Then, the author looks at differences between the political preferences of Moscow and Warsaw college students in the light of answers analyzed in previous decades by S. Nowak's collective. The author also looks at the results of a comparison of Moscow and Warsaw students in terms of their party preferences. The results of the analysis in this article show indisputably that in the informal or acquired dimension, cultural capital, as a factor differentiating the college student electorates of particular political parties, plays a role that is a great deal more important in Poland than in Russia. In concluding this analysis, the author stresses that the students in Moscow and Warsaw, regardless of how strong their egalitarian attitudes may be, are absolutely convinced that an effective economy has to be the most important characteristic of a good social system. (Contains 28 tables and 24 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland; Russia; Russia (Moscow)