Field Theory in Cultural Capital Studies of Educational Attainment

Troels Krarup, Martin D. Munk

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)761-779
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


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