Hi all! This week we’re discussing the following readings:
- Bourdieu, Pierre. 1986. “The forms of capital. In J. Richardson (Ed.) Handbook of Theory and Research for the Sociology of Education.” (New York, Greenwood), 241-258.
- Coleman, James. 1988. “Social Capital and the Creation of Human Capital” American Journal of Sociology. 94: 95-120.
Carefully go over my PowerPoint presentation with voiceover where I explain important ideas and concepts covered in the readings. (To listen to the voiceover you need to go to presentation mode)
Below we have the first scene from the movie The Godfather. Watch it and think about what forms of capital you can identify here:
Lecture Posts Questions:
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- From my PowerPoint presentation, what still isn’t very clear? Any questions, thoughts or comments you would like to share?
- From the readings are all concepts, measurements and ideas clear?
- Explain what form(s) of capital you can identify in the scene from The Godfather?
- How do you think differences in the forms of capital (human, cultural, economic and social) (re)produce inequalities in society, even in a scenario of an expanding educational system? In other words, if more people are going to college and getting degrees than before, why does inequality persist?