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Culture And Power

  1. Culture and Power focuses on power to shape a history of Cultural Studies.
  2. This is a great way to get acquainted with Bourdieu's work on culture and power.


  1. Culture - The learned values and behaviors shared by a society and designed to increase the probability of the society's survival.
  2. Culture - the entire way of life shared by a people, including information, material objects, and behaviors.
  3. Culture is a collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another.
  4. Culture is a complicated phenomenon to understand because it is both distinct from but clearly associated with society.
  5. Culture is a country's literature, music, song and dance, art, humor, poetry, drama, film, mass media, sports, and so on.


  1. Power is a dirty word. (Web site)
  2. Power: A New Social Analysis (1938) is a work in social philosophy written by Bertrand Russell.
  3. Power is the ability to see that one's will is acted upon. (Web site)
  4. Power is the capacity to create. (Web site)
  5. Power is a problematic concept. (Web site)

Social Class

  1. Social class is based on economically determined relationship to the market (owner, renter, employee etc.). (Web site)
  2. Social class is used as an indicator of an individual's position, status, or power in society. (Web site)

Working Class

  1. Working class is a term used both in academic sociology as well as in ordinary conversation.
  2. The working class are not better off when compared to their contemporaries in the middle class, who’ve also benefited from the prosperity. (Web site)
  3. Working class is a term used in academic sociology and in ordinary conversation.


  1. Bourdieu is a materialist in the sense that he roots human consciousness in practical social life.
  2. Bourdieu was an extraordinarily prolific author, producing hundreds of articles and three dozen books, nearly all of which are now available in English. (Web site)
  3. Bourdieu was concerned with the unconscious cultural structures that shaped intellectual orientations.


  1. Class is defined by men as they live with their own history, and, in the end, this is its only definition.
  2. Class is a much disputed topic.
  3. Class is a relative thing, both subjectively (how we feel) and objectively (in terms of position or resources).


  1. A field is a system of social positions (e.g. (Web site)
  2. A field is a social system, which appears to be functioning with its own logic or rules. (Web site)
  3. Field is a network, a network of relations with objective positions in it.
  4. A field is a network of social relations among the objective positions within it. (Web site)
  5. Field is a more inclusive concept than market; as a spatial metaphor it suggests rank and hierarchy as well as exchange relations between buyers and sellers.


  1. Fundamentalists are less educated and earn less money than the mainliners do.
  2. Fundamentalists are consistently found in the lower tier of each class.
  3. Fundamentalists are further distinguished from mainliners by two more cultural boundaries, size of community and gender.
  4. Fundamentalists are more likely to live in the South and in the suburbs of small cities.
  5. Fundamentalists are more likely to reside outside of the West and the Midwest.


  1. Habitus are the mental or cognitive structures through which people deal with the social world.
  2. Habitus is a complex notion and we acknowledge that it is a problematic element of Bourdieu's theory to explain and understand.
  3. Habitus is a structure that helps interpret the social world, a term which in its turn is closer to the concept of culture.
  4. Habitus is a valuable concept in explicating this because it enables us to understand a relationship between individual and collective levels.
  5. Habitus was found to be important as a structuring factor, effectively constraining options and closing off potential off-farm employment opportunities.

Symbolic Capital

  1. Symbolic capital is an ordinary property (physical strength, wealth, warlike valour, etc.
  2. Symbolic capital is a form of credit. (Web site)
  3. Symbolic capital is a kind of legitimacy, and this legitimacy is a credit that can be deployed as symbolic power.
  4. Symbolic capital is a signifier that associates an individual with his habitus.
  5. Symbolic capital is any species of capital that is perceived through socially inculcated classificatory schemes. (Web site)
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