Preface to the Second Edition - Pierre Bourdieu Foreword - Tom Bottomore PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF A THEORY OF SYMBOLIC VIOLENCE PART TWO: KEEPING ORDER Cultural Capital and Pedagogic Communication The Literate Tradition and Social Conservation Exclusion and Selection Dependence through Independence Appendix The Changing Structure of Higher Education Opportunities Redistribution or Translation?
Reveals new features in the analysis of social classes and
political power. Arising probably from the intense interest in
cultural dominance and cultural revolution that emerged in radical
movements... these investigations connect cultural phenomena firmly
within the structural characteristics of a society, and begin to
show how a culture produced by this structure in turn helps to
maintain it. -- Tom Bottomore
The most striking successes of their work are their redefinitions of the very character of educational research... There is an especially brilliant discussion of the relations between a traditional literary culture and selection for arts courses.
-- Raymond Williams