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Gymnasieskolans sociala struktur i Stockholmsregionen före 1991 års skolreform
Uppsala University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Studies in Education, Culture and Media.
1994 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: HLS , 1994. , p. 56
Series
Sociology of Education and Culture Research Reports, ISSN 1103-1115 ; 10
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-97875OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-97875DiVA, id: diva2:172969
Available from: 2008-11-21 Created: 2008-11-21 Last updated: 2010-07-02Bibliographically approved
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1. Det kulturella kapitalet: Studier av symboliska tillgångar i det svenska utbildningssystemet 1988–2008
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det kulturella kapitalet: Studier av symboliska tillgångar i det svenska utbildningssystemet 1988–2008
2008 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The papers assembled in this thesis all address, in a Bourdieuan tradition, the question of the social structure of the Swedish education system, focusing on the Stockholm region, and how this structure can be explained by the distribution of cultural and other assets among individuals and social groups. Although economic, social and political changes during the period covered by the various studies are not the main focus of the work here, the articles depict the effects of such changes on upper secondary education in particular. While upper secondary education was radically changed by the political reforms of the 1990s, characterized by decentralisation and marketization, the analyses advanced in the studies indicate that its basic social structure remains stable. In one dimension, this structure opposes an “elite” pole having a particularly high social and scholastic recruitment to a “popular” pole with a correspondingly low recruitment profile. In a likewise durable second dimension, a “cultural” pole built up by schools and study programmes that are particularly popular among culturally strong social groups, opposes an “economic” pole favoured by social groups close to the economic and private sectors of society. The various papers reveal that the last opposition corresponds to both differences in life styles and deeply rooted convictions related to family and formal education among cultural and economic fractions of the upper-middle and middle classes. At this level, a belief in education as a development of the personality, with connected values such as individuality and originality, stands against a conviction that education is a rational investment in a future competitive career; as such, it is subject to calculated, measured risks. The existence of deeply rooted values among social groups with different structures of assets or capital also explains why schools –in the institutional strategies imposed on them by the school market– tend to express convictions (topoi) and symbolic values that correspond to those of their target groups. The various studies included in this thesis employ a combination of statistical approaches, mainly correspondence analysis, and qualitative ones such as: interviews, ethnographic observation and text analysis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2008. p. 295
Series
Studier i utbildnings- och kultursociologi ; 1
Keywords
cultural capital, habitus, Bourdieu, reproduction strategy, educational strategy, upper secondary education, higher education, life style, topoi
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-9411 (URN)978-91-554-7356-3 (ISBN)
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2008-12-13, Lärosal X, Universitetshuset, Uppsala, 13:15
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Available from: 2008-11-21 Created: 2008-11-21 Last updated: 2015-02-02Bibliographically approved

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