AbstractPierre Bourdieu’s theory of reproduction involves an understanding of four types of capital: economic, cultural, social, and symbolic. This activity will promote students’ abilities to recognize these forms of capital, distinguish between them, and understand how they may influence one another in the real world. Students will be assigned into small...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Usage NotesPrior to the class period, students will complete relevant readings covering Bourdieu’s theory of reproduction, including the concepts of economic, cultural, social, and symbolic capital. Suggested readings are included below. For approximately the first half of the class period, students will be lectured on these definitions and examples from the...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Define, identify, and apply examples of economic, cultural, social, and symbolic capital.
- Explain how different forms of capital influence one another.
- Students will contribute to the list of examples recorded on the chalkboard/whiteboard, providing justifications for their responses.
- Students will complete an assignment in which the create a concept map from examples in the class activity and write a brief 1 to 2-page essay explaining the components of their map.