Social and Cultural Capital

Who discovered social and cultural capital?
French Theorist Bourdieu- interested in how the elites in France reproduced their power.
Cultural Capital
collection of cultural styles, skills and knowledge that come from your family background.
Economic force that influences your position in society. 3 Kinds.
1) Embodied State
Things that you have incorporated into yourself, you get this through learning it.
2) Objectified State
Tangible good that represents your cultural place.
3) Institutionalized State-
Credential or qualification. (ex: diploma)
Social Capital-
Resources that are accessed via your social networks. Continually maintaining relationships so you can call upon people in the future.
Coleman- How to determine social capital
Size- How many people are in your social network, how near or far are your ties with your social network.

Sum- of the resources that are available

Speed- How quickly and successfully can you get that resource?

Concerted Cultivation-
a style of parenting that is marked by a parent’s attempts to foster their child’s talents by incorporating organized activities in their children’s lives. This parenting style is commonly exhibited in middle and upper class American families, and is also characterized by consciously developing language use and ability to interact with social institution Advantages- kids end up being in prof settings, parents more involved, involved in extra curricular activities, relaxed with adults. disadvantages- no free time, lack independence.
Natural Growth-
s the type of childrearing that working class and poor parents practice, and not necessarily by choice. They are less involved with the structure of their child’s after school activities and generally have less education and time to impress values upon their children that will give them an advantage in school. This type of childrearing involves less organized activities and more free time for their children to play with other children in the neighborhood. Advantages- better family relations, creative, Dis- poor reasoing and communication skills, lack parent involvement, no curricular activities.