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- Term coined by Pierre Bourdieu (1930–2003) that emphasized that cultural capital is taught through socialization and used to exclude the lower class.
- Also called cultural capital theory.
- Informally called:
- cultural cachet
- social grace
- savoir faire
- “All groups have norms, values, beliefs, ways of life, and codes of conduct that identify the group and define its boundaries” (McNamee and Miller 2013:58).
- Halle, David. 1993. Inside Culture: Art and Class in the American Home. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
McNamee, Stephen J., and Robert K. Miller. 2013. The Meritocracy Myth. 3rd. ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Education. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42905/1.2/).