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From Cultural Capital to Knowledge. Review of the substantial and cognitive uses of an arbitrary social relationship

Abstract : Introduced by Bourdieu and Passeron in the 1960s, the term cultural capital has become a widely used concept in sociology. It represents the explanatory factor of social reproduction and of the social distribution of cultural tastes and practices. Cultural capital is supposed to take its sociological content in relation to the concept of 'field', i.e. its strictly relational definition. The aim of this article is to demonstrate how notion has now acquired a generic use, an indistinction of the dimensions of domination and cognition, and a use that goes beyond the process of socialization that was initially at its foundation. I argue that the notion of cultural capital should be reserved for the description of the social uses of culture in a social relationship and be replaced by that of knowledge whenever it is a question of designating knowledge or a practical competence in a situation that so requires.
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Hervé Glevarec. From Cultural Capital to Knowledge. Review of the substantial and cognitive uses of an arbitrary social relationship. 2022. ⟨hal-03627939⟩

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