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|Title:||Translating Bourdieu: Cultural Capital and the English Middle Class in Historical Perspective|
|Authors:||Gunn, Simon A.|
|Citation:||British Journal of Sociology, 2005, 56 (1), pp.49-64|
|Abstract:||This article examines the ways in which Pierre Bourdieu's work on culture and cultural capital can be applied to the study of the English middle class in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Drawing on a wide historical literature, the article argues for the significance of culture as a constitutive element of middle-class identities in England since 1800. It goes on to examine Bourdieu's ideas of ‘objectivated’, ‘instutionalized’ and ‘incorporated’ cultural capital, in the context of family, inheritance, education and the body. The article identifies changes in the historical forms which cultural capital has taken and emphasizes the importance of analysing family processes of intergenerational transmission.|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, School of Historical Studies|
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