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
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
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