ERIC Number: EJ1104017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Field Theory in Cultural Capital Studies of Educational Attainment
Krarup, Troels; Munk, Martin D.
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v37 n5 p761-779 2016
This article argues that there is a double problem in international research in cultural capital and educational attainment: an empirical problem, since few new insights have been gained within recent years; and a theoretical problem, since cultural capital is seen as a simple hypothesis about certain isolated individual resources, disregarding the structural vision and important related concepts such as field in Bourdieu's sociology. We (re-)emphasize the role of field theory in cultural capital research in education, taking into consideration current concerns in international quantitative research.
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Educational Attainment, Statistical Analysis, Educational Research, Research Problems, Sociology, Social Capital
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