Cultural Capital

A. Klimczuk, Cultural Capital, [in:] D. Cook, J.M. Ryan (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Concise Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey 2015, pp. 209-214.

Posted: 15 Jul 2015

Date Written: May 14, 2014

Abstract

Cultural capital is usually defined as set of social features that provide individuals with social mobility and the possibility of changing their hierarchical position in systems such as wealth, power, prestige, education, and health. Cultural capital thus affects the processes of social promotion or degradation. It also includes social characteristics that allow horizontal mobility, that is, changes in social group membership. An individual's cultural capital includes his or her social origin, education, taste, lifestyle, style of speech, and dress.

Keywords: Consumption, Cultural Capital, Consumer Studies, Pierre Bourdieu; class; inequality; resources; socialization

JEL Classification: D63, E21, Z10

Suggested Citation

Klimczuk, Andrzej, Cultural Capital (May 14, 2014). A. Klimczuk, Cultural Capital, [in:] D. Cook, J.M. Ryan (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Concise Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey 2015, pp. 209-214.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2630495

Andrzej Klimczuk (Contact Author)

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) ( email )

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Warsaw, Mazowieckie 02-554
Poland

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