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  1. Cultural capital
  2. Economic capital
  3. Social capital
  4. Education

Inequalities in the society have historically been based on stratification and the creation of classes within the society. The struggle for achievement and the existence of the society based on the individual achievements has led to the differences between different classes in the society. Class differences in society are thus based on inequalities between the abilities of the individuals within the society. Goldthorpe (2010) argues that the inequalities exist in several ways but the basic idea behind inequalities is based on the opportunities that the individual has. Pierre was a sociologist who was interested in determining how the Marxist perspective of the dormant class through studying how these classes maintained their dominance in sociology.

[...] Schooling in disadvantaged communities, playing the game from the back of the field. New York. Springer Pierre, B. (2013). Symbolic capital and social classes. Journal of Classical Sociology 13(2) 292?302 Roy, N. (1990). Bourdieu on Education and Social and Cultural Reproduction. British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol No pp. 431-447 Valassi, D. (2012). Privileged learning or earning of privilege. [...]


[...] How education reproduces inequalities and social difference. Inequalities in the society have historically been based on stratification and the creation of classes within the society. The struggle for achievement and the existence of the society based on the individual achievements has led to the differences between different classes in the society. Class differences in society are thus based on inequalities between the abilities of the individuals within the society. Goldthorpe (2010) argues that the inequalities exist in several ways but the basic idea behind inequalities is based on the opportunities that the individual has. [...]


[...] Education is a measure that has been used in the society to increase inequalities in society for a very long time. Disparities in income from the members of the society affect schooling patterns of individuals. Education is an important element in the modern society since it gives an opportunity for individuals to access the labour market. The labour market places alt of demands on education and what the individual has achieved that will benefit the society. Limited resources by some individuals and the dominate of the ruling class leads to them accessing better education and taking up better courses that lead to better jobs. [...]


[...] Education in society is administered along line of stratification and class differences. These differences are cultured and institutionalised within the society. Through resources and control of systems of production in the society, cultural capital is acquired by the acquired by the advantaged society groups and thus exposes their children to better opportunities. This leads to the development of injustices between society groups with the privileged rising to higher levels in society. Due to the need to achieve more in the society, the children of the capitalist rich elites will have better reception and assimilation of class content. [...]


[...] Class analysis and reorientation of class theory; the case of persisting differentials in education attainment. The British journal of Sociology, 61:311-35 Jenkins, R. (2002).Pierre Bourdieu, revised edition, London: Routledge. Lechte, J. (1994). Fifty day contemporary thinkers; from structuralism to postmodernism, London New York Rutledge. Marta, C. (2011 October). Revisiting the Bourdiue: alternative education systems in the light of the theory of social and cultural reproduction. International studies in Sociology of education Vol No 81-95 Mills, C & Gale, T (2010). [...]

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