Cultural Capital: The Promises and Pitffalls in Education Research: AEHE 36:1

Cultural Capital: The Promises and Pitffalls in Education Research: AEHE 36:1

by Rachelle Winkle-Wagner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470887332
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Series: J-B ASHE Higher Education Report Series (AEHE) Series , #138
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is assistant professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in education policy studies with a concentration in higher education and minors in sociology and qualitative research methodology. Her research agenda centers on the sociological aspects of race and gender in higher education. She is the author of The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender, and Identity Among Black Women in College (2009, Johns Hopkins University Press), the lead editor of Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice in Educational Research: Methods at the Margins (2009, Palgrave MacMillan), and a coeditor of Standing on the Outside Looking In: Underrepresented Students’ Experiences in Advanced Degree Programs (2009, Stylus Publishing). She has also published articles in The Review of Higher Education, The International Journal of Educational Development, The Negro Educational Review, and Teachers College Record.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary.



Foundations of Educational Inequality: Cultural Capital andSocial Reproduction.

Pierre Bourdieu's Theory of Social Reproduction.

Cultural Capital and Education.

Promises and Pitfalls of Cultural Capital in EducationalResearch.

Uses and Abuses of Cultural Capital in EducationalResearch.

Methodological Approach and Analysis.

Definitions of Cultural Capital in Educational Research.

Cultural Capital in Educational Research.


"Strikes and Gutters": Examining Applications andInterpretations of Cultural Capital.

The Merits of Cultural Capital in Educational Research.

Substantive Limitations of Cultural Capital.

Methodological Limitations of Cultural Capital Applications.


Revolutionary Possibilities? The Future of Cultural Capitalin Educational Research.

Theoretical Considerations.

Methodological Considerations.

Educational Practice Applications of Cultural CapitalResearch.




Name Index.

Subject Index.

About the Author.

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