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ERIC Number: EJ970405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Using Bourdieu's Concept of Doxa to Illuminate Classed Practices in an English Fee-Paying School
Davey, Gayna
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v33 n4 p507-525 2012
Especially in research on the "classed practice" of educational decision-making, it is striking how the Bourdieuian concepts of habitus and capital have dominated. With a tendency to focus on the middle-classes' ability to accumulate and deploy cultural capital, less attention has been given to the role of the educational institution and its place in the field. This article draws from interviews and field notes taken from time spent within a fee-paying school in the south of England. I argue that the school and parents are engaged in the production, display and consumption of cultural capital. Through Bourdieu's notion of "doxa" we gain an understanding of how the school and parents negotiate a very particular classed practice. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)