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Waddling, J., Bertilsson, E. & Palme, M. (2019). Struggling with capital: a Bourdieusian analysis of educational strategies among internationally mobile middle class families in Sweden. Discourse. Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 40(5), 697-716
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Struggling with capital: a Bourdieusian analysis of educational strategies among internationally mobile middle class families in Sweden
2019 (English)In: Discourse. Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, ISSN 0159-6306, E-ISSN 1469-3739, Vol. 40, no 5, p. 697-716Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on empirical data regarding educational strategies among internationally mobile families in the Stockholm-Uppsala region, this study questions the notion of a global middle class. First, a quantitative analysis shows that immigrating middle class professionals and their children are few, having marginal impact on the demand for international education. Furthermore, they far from constitute a homogeneous class, instead comprising of fractions opting for different types of schools. A second, qualitative study on capital conversion among mobile families illustrates that even well-educated international movers face serious challenges converting their existing knowledge, skills and contacts into well-informed social, professional and educational strategies in their new context. This suggests the limitations of concepts such as international capital. It is argued that the GMC concept overshadows the fact that social groups within the middle classes have varying degrees of international mobility that constitutes just one dimension of what separates them from each other.

Keywords
Global middle class, international mobility, international schools, Bourdieu, capital conversion, educational strategies
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology of Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399390 (URN)10.1080/01596306.2019.1598610 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2013-01999
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Forsberg, H., Palme, M. & Börjesson, M. (2017). Le marché de l’éducation et la structure sociale: La transformation de l’enseignement secondaire supérieur suédois à la veille desréformes du libre choix. Esprit Critique: revue internationale de sociologie et de sciences sociales, 27(1), 23-36
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Le marché de l’éducation et la structure sociale: La transformation de l’enseignement secondaire supérieur suédois à la veille desréformes du libre choix
2017 (French)In: Esprit Critique: revue internationale de sociologie et de sciences sociales, ISSN 1705-1045, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 23-36Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology of Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-338673 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-11 Created: 2018-01-11 Last updated: 2018-02-08Bibliographically approved
Börjesson, M., Broady, D., Le Roux, B., Lidegran, I. & Palme, M. (2016). Cultural capital in the elite subfield of Swedish higher education. Poetics (Amsterdam. Print), 56, 15-34
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2016 (English)In: Poetics (Amsterdam. Print), ISSN 0304-422X, E-ISSN 1872-7514, Vol. 56, p. 15-34Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The idea of a strong tie between culture and education, advocated by Bourdieu and his colleagues from the 1960s, is in this article explored in detail by investigating cultural capital in both its embodied state, expressed in tastes and cultural practices among students in the elite subfield of Swedish higher education, and its institutionalised state, through an analysis of the same students’ enrolment patterns. By applying Specific MCA to a questionnaire answered by 1152 students at 20 socially and scholarly selective programmes we identify three main dimensions in the space of lifestyles. The first dimension separates advanced and legitimate cultural practices and tastes from mainstream ones. In a second dimension, elaborate and often costly body-oriented practices in training or clothing are distinguished from a more ascetic lifestyle. The third dimension opposes a pole of establishment from a pole of non-establishment. The study programmes are well dispersed in the space of lifestyles, which suggests a close relation between embodied and institutionalised states of cultural capital. We finally argue that the pursuit of field-specific capital best explains this dispersion: the future trajectories into specific regions of the field of power tend to correspond to distinct lifestyles of various categories of elite students.

Keywords
Cultural capital, Lifestyles, Geometric data analysis, Swedish higher education, Elite education
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology of Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-288342 (URN)10.1016/j.poetic.2016.02.004 (DOI)000377922400002 ()
Projects
The Struggle for Students. The Swedish Field of Higher Education and the Recruitment Strategies of the Institutions
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2001-4772
Available from: 2016-04-27 Created: 2016-04-27 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved
Palme, M., Lidegran, I. & Andersson, B. (2012). Konsstudenterna och det symboliska kapitalet. In: Gustavsson, Martin, Börjesson, Mikael och Edling, Marta (Ed.), Konstens omvända ekonomi: tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält 1938-2008 (pp. 111-142). Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Konsstudenterna och det symboliska kapitalet
2012 (Swedish)In: Konstens omvända ekonomi: tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält 1938-2008 / [ed] Gustavsson, Martin, Börjesson, Mikael och Edling, Marta, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2012, p. 111-142Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2012
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology of Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-289110 (URN)
Projects
Konsten att lyckas som konstnär. Socialt ursprung, kön, utbildning och karriär 1945-2007
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-28 Last updated: 2016-04-28
Palme, M. & Lidegran, I. (2011). Out-of-Study Practices as Investments in Rivalling Forms of Symbolic Capital: Using specific MCA for mapping differences among Swedish Higher Education Students. Paper presented at CARME, Rennes, 8-11 februari, 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Out-of-Study Practices as Investments in Rivalling Forms of Symbolic Capital: Using specific MCA for mapping differences among Swedish Higher Education Students
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-147085 (URN)
Conference
CARME, Rennes, 8-11 februari, 2011
Available from: 2011-02-23 Created: 2011-02-23 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Börjesson, M., Blanck, D., Broady, D., Melldahl, A., Mårtensson, M. & Palme, M. (2011). Étudiants et chercheurs suédois aux État-Unis et en France: Stratégies transnationales collectives et individuelles. In: Leclerc-Olive, Michèle, Scarfo Ghellab, Grazia & Wagner, Anne-Catharine (Ed.), Les mondes universitaires face au marché: Circulation des saviors et pratiques des acteurs (pp. 31-47). Paris: Éditions Karthala
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Étudiants et chercheurs suédois aux État-Unis et en France: Stratégies transnationales collectives et individuelles
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2011 (French)In: Les mondes universitaires face au marché: Circulation des saviors et pratiques des acteurs / [ed] Leclerc-Olive, Michèle, Scarfo Ghellab, Grazia & Wagner, Anne-Catharine, Paris: Éditions Karthala , 2011, p. 31-47Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2011
National Category
Educational Sciences Specific Languages History
Research subject
Sociology of Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-147136 (URN)978-2-8111-0517-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Transnationella strategier inom den högre utbildningen. Sveriges förhållande till Frankrike och USA, 1919–2009
Available from: 2011-02-24 Created: 2011-02-24 Last updated: 2018-01-12
Hultqvist, E. & Palme, M. (2006). "Om de kunde ge en mall": en studie av lärarstudenternas möte med lärarutbildningen. Uppsala: SEC, ILU, Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Om de kunde ge en mall": en studie av lärarstudenternas möte med lärarutbildningen
2006 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: SEC, ILU, Uppsala universitet, 2006. p. 69
Series
Sociology of Education and Culture Research Reports, ISSN 1103-1115 ; 40
Keywords
Lärarutbildning, Sverige
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-127020 (URN)
Available from: 2010-07-05 Created: 2010-07-02 Last updated: 2010-07-05Bibliographically approved
Palme, M. (2005). Teaching performance in Lao Primary Education. Vientiane: Ministry of Education and Culture
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teaching performance in Lao Primary Education
2005 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vientiane: Ministry of Education and Culture, 2005
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-147072 (URN)
Available from: 2011-02-23 Created: 2011-02-23 Last updated: 2018-05-16
Broady, D. & Palme, M. (2003). Recherche et refus d’une modernité incertaine: Quelques remarques sur la privatisation, l’islamisation et la globalisation du système de l’éducation au Mozambique. In: État et acteurs émergents en Afrique: Démocratie, indocilité et transnationalisation (pp. 201-211). Paris: Éditions Karthala
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recherche et refus d’une modernité incertaine: Quelques remarques sur la privatisation, l’islamisation et la globalisation du système de l’éducation au Mozambique
2003 (French)In: État et acteurs émergents en Afrique: Démocratie, indocilité et transnationalisation, Paris: Éditions Karthala , 2003, p. 201-211Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2003
National Category
Pedagogy Sociology
Research subject
Sociology of Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-21181 (URN)
Available from: 2008-06-07 Created: 2008-06-07 Last updated: 2012-10-25Bibliographically approved
Palme, M. & Broady, D. (2003). Recherche et refus d'une modernité incertaine: Quelques remarques sur la privatisation, l'islamisation et la globalisation du système d'éducation au Mozambique. In: Lebeau, Y,Niane, B, Pirioux, A, de Saint Martin, M (Ed.), Etat et acteurs émergents en Afrique: Démocratie, indocilité et transnationalisation (pp. 201-211). Paris: Karthala
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recherche et refus d'une modernité incertaine: Quelques remarques sur la privatisation, l'islamisation et la globalisation du système d'éducation au Mozambique
2003 (French)In: Etat et acteurs émergents en Afrique: Démocratie, indocilité et transnationalisation / [ed] Lebeau, Y,Niane, B, Pirioux, A, de Saint Martin, M, Paris: Karthala , 2003, p. 201-211Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: Karthala, 2003
Research subject
Sociology of Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-147084 (URN)2-84586-404-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-02-23 Created: 2011-02-23 Last updated: 2018-05-16
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