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Soc 427 8-31-16

by: Sydney Anderson

Soc 427 8-31-16 Soc 427

Sydney Anderson
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Dr. Thomas's lecture from August 31st about cultural capital and class reproduction.
Social Stratification
Thomas, James Michael
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sociology, class, Cultural, capital, social, inequality, stratification
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Date Created: 08/31/16
Soc 427 8-30-16 Inequality through generations  Inequality can be passed through generations by economic factors o Ability to invest in college o Economic issues cause time constraints in families  Less time for extracurricular activities  Less time for parents to spend with child (teaching them, reading with them, helping them with homework) o Parent’s income  Cultural capital: skills you learn from your parents that help you navigate through certain institutions o Different from social capital, which is the connections and networks you have that can help you succeed in institutions  Cultural knowledge o A specific form of cultural capital o “Rules of the game” o Knowing how institutions work o Lareau finds cultural knowledge to be one of the most important yet understudied impacts on class status  Habitus o The outcome of the socialization process that lets you know what you’re comfortable with o Shapes the amounts and forms of cultural capital you’ll be able to inherit and use as you confront a variety of institutions  Cultural guides o People who help decode the rules of the game so you can better navigate the system o Mentors o Parents, teachers, coaches, friends, etc.  Class reproduction o The default mechanism o Will happen unless there is intervention and mentorship o Working class kids will be working class adults  Children who grow up in working class or poor families will not be as well prepared to navigate through the institutions of college, the professional workplace, healthcare, etc.  Children from working class families are taught to obey authority, so they are less likely to ask questions to get them what they need o Or, they may not even know what questions they need to ask  Children from upper-middle class families are more confident in asking for what they need o They are also more likely to have parents who can teach them how to navigate institutions o If their parents went to college (which they likely did), they can teach their child how to apply and thrive in college


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