Forms of Capital and Social Structure in Cultural Fields: Examining Bourdieu's Social Topography

@article{Anheier1995FormsOC,
  title={Forms of Capital and Social Structure in Cultural Fields: Examining Bourdieu's Social Topography},
  author={Helmut K. Anheier and J{\"u}rgen Gerhards and Frank P. Romo},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1995},
  volume={100},
  pages={859 - 903}
}
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