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Credentials, talent and cultural capital: a comparative study of educational elites in England and France

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This article examines student accounts of credentials, talent and academic success, against a backdrop of the enduring liberal ideal of an education-based meritocracy. The article also examines Bourdieu's account of academic qualifications as the dominant source of institutionalised cultural capital, and concludes that it does not adequately account for comparative differences in the social structure of competition and ideological shifts in class (re)production in different national contexts....

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Peer reviewed
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10.1080/01425692.2014.920247

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Sociology of Education Journal website
Pages:
1-21
Publication date:
2014
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EISSN:
1465-3346
ISSN:
0142-5692
URN:
uuid:16577869-2299-42cb-8296-5f52a3f4232f
Source identifiers:
481095
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pubs:481095

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