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Cultural Capital and Educational Attainment
- A. Sullivan
- 1 November 2001
According to Bourdieu's theory of cultural reproduction, children from middle-class families are advantaged in gaining educational credentials due to their possession of cultural capital. In order to… Expand
Bourdieu and Education: How useful is Bourdieu's theory for researchers?
- A. Sullivan
Bourdieu’s theory of cultural reproduction has been highly influential within the sociology of education. This paper will provide a critical introduction to Bourdieu’s theory regarding the cultural… Expand
Social Class, Ability and Choice of Subject in Secondary and Tertiary Education in Britain
This article examines the impact of family background (social class, cultural and economic capital) and ability on the choice of subjects in secondary and tertiary education in Britain. Using a… Expand
Cultural Capital, Cultural Knowledge and Ability
- A. Sullivan
- 1 January 2008
Bourdieu's theory of cultural reproduction has been interpreted in various ways, and several authors have criticised an overly narrow interpretation of cultural capital as simply consisting of ‘beaux… Expand
Understanding participation in culture and sport: Mixing methods, reordering knowledges
This article explores different ways of representing and understanding cultural participation. It employs multiple correspondence analysis to look at the clustering of participation using data from… Expand
Social origins, school type and higher education destinations
To what extent and why do social origins matter for access to higher education, including access to elite universities? What is the role of private and selective schooling? This paper uses the 1970… Expand
Social inequalities in cognitive scores at age 16: The role of reading
This paper examines socio-economic inequalities in cognitive test scores at age 16 for a nationally representative cohort of people born in Britain in 1970 (the 1970 British Cohort Study). At age 16,… Expand
Elite Higher Education Admissions in the Arts and Sciences: Is Cultural Capital the Key?
This article examines the extent to which cultural capital helps to explain the link between social background and gaining an offer for study at the University of Oxford. We find that cultural… Expand
Reading for pleasure and progress in vocabulary and mathematics
This paper examines inequalities in attainment in vocabulary and mathematics at age 16 for a nationally representative cohort of people born in Britain in 1970 (the 1970 British Cohort Study). Our… Expand