Pierre Bourdieu: Theorizing the digital – Information, Communication & Society

ABSTRACT Pierre Bourdieu is known for his research in the areas of education and cultural stratification that led to a number of theoretical contributions informing the social sciences. Bourdieu’s interrelated concepts of field, capital, and habitus have become central in many approaches to inequality and stratification across the social sciences. In addition, we argue that … [Read More] Pierre Bourdieu: Theorizing the digital – Information, Communication & Society

The Relationship between Parental Literacy Involvement, Socio-economic Status and Reading Literacy – Educational Review

ABSTRACT In this article, we explore the relationship between parental literacy activities with the child, socio-economic status (SES) and reading literacy. We draw upon the Bourdieusian theory of habitus development to explore this relationship. Multilevel analyses of a survey of 43,870 pupils (with an average age of 10 years) in 10 Western European regions reveal a … [Read More] The Relationship between Parental Literacy Involvement, Socio-economic Status and Reading Literacy – Educational Review

An Explanation of Honour-related Killings of Women in Europe through Bourdieu’s Concept of Symbolic Violence and Masculine Domination – Current Sociology

ABSTRACT This article aims to explain the lethal violence against women observed in certain contexts in recent years. It analyses the phenomenon of female homicide victimization through the lens of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of symbolic violence. The principal manifestation of homicide of female victims explored in this article are honour killings in migrant communities in … [Read More] An Explanation of Honour-related Killings of Women in Europe through Bourdieu’s Concept of Symbolic Violence and Masculine Domination – Current Sociology

Rusty, Invisible and Threatening: Ageing, capital and employability – Work Employment & Society

Original research by the Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence, & University of Melbourne ABSTRACT Levels of mature-age unemployment and under-employment are increasing in Australia, with older jobseekers spending longer unemployed than younger jobseekers. This article focuses on two key explanations of the difficulties confronting older jobseekers: human capital theory, which focuses on the … [Read More] Rusty, Invisible and Threatening: Ageing, capital and employability – Work Employment & Society

A Bourdieuian Analysis of Job Search Experiences of Immigrants in Canada – Journal of International Migration and Integration

ABSTRACT Drawing on qualitative interviews, this paper examines the labour market integration experiences of immigrants from Turkey to Canada. Analysis is framed in the context of Bourdieu’s theoretical framework in order to understand the ways in which members of certain immigrant groups follow varied integration trajectories. This paper contributes to the literature by first focusing … [Read More] A Bourdieuian Analysis of Job Search Experiences of Immigrants in Canada – Journal of International Migration and Integration

On reflexivity and the conduct of the self in everyday life: reflections on Bourdieu and Archer – British Journal of Sociology

ABSTRACT This article provides a critique of the concept of reflexivity in social theory today and argues against the tendency to define agency exclusively in terms of reflexivity. Margaret Archer, in particular, is highlighted as a key proponent of this thesis. Archer argues that late modernity is characterized by reflexivity but, in our view, this … [Read More] On reflexivity and the conduct of the self in everyday life: reflections on Bourdieu and Archer – British Journal of Sociology

Ultimate concerns in late modernity: Archer, Bourdieu and reflexivity – British Journal of Sociology

ABSTRACT Through a critique of Margaret Archer’s theory of reflexivity, this paper explores the theoretical contribution of a Bourdieusian sociology of the subject for understanding social change. Archer’s theory of reflexivity holds that conscious ‘internal conversations’ are the motor of society, central both to human subjectivity and to the ‘reflexive imperative’ of late modernity. This … [Read More] Ultimate concerns in late modernity: Archer, Bourdieu and reflexivity – British Journal of Sociology

The ‘Employer Engagement Cycle’ in Secondary Education: analysing the testimonies of young British adults – Journal of Education and Work

ABSTRACT Work experience placements are mandatory in the UK for all young people aged 16–18 in education, and their employability effects and associated wage premia are well noted in the literature. Through Bourdieu’s lens, this article analyses and conceptualises a unique data set of reflective testimonies submitted in response to a YouGov survey of over … [Read More] The ‘Employer Engagement Cycle’ in Secondary Education: analysing the testimonies of young British adults – Journal of Education and Work

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