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ERIC Number: EJ952866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
"Capitalizing on Sport": Sport, Physical Education and Multiple Capitals in Scottish Independent Schools
Horne, John; Lingard, Bob; Weiner, Gaby; Forbes, Joan
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v32 n6 p861-879 2011
This paper draws on a research study into the existence and use of different forms of capital--including social, cultural and physical capital--in three independent schools in Scotland. We were interested in understanding how these forms of capital work to produce and reproduce "advantage" and "privilege". Analysis is framed by a multiple capitals approach drawing on and developing the work of Putnam and especially Bourdieu. We suggest that sport plays a role with important effects for strong bonding and for the production of symbolic capital in the form of branding by each school. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)