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The unbalanced theoretical toolkit: Problems and partial solutions to studying culture and reproduction but not culture and mobility

The unbalanced theoretical toolkit: Problems and partial solutions to studying culture and... Many theories explain how culture is linked to class reproduction but few explain how culture is linked to class mobility. This article argues that this theoretical imbalance is problematic as it ignores key stratification processes. The article then develops three concepts that link culture to downward mobility and three concepts that link culture to upward mobility. These concepts offer initial steps toward understanding how cultural differences between the classes are associated with class mobility as well as class reproduction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Cultural Sociology Springer Journals

The unbalanced theoretical toolkit: Problems and partial solutions to studying culture and reproduction but not culture and mobility

American Journal of Cultural Sociology , Volume 5 (2) – Oct 10, 2016

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Subject
Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general; Sociology, general; Sociology of Culture; Media Sociology
ISSN
2049-7113
eISSN
2049-7121
DOI
10.1057/s41290-016-0015-5
Publisher site
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Abstract

Many theories explain how culture is linked to class reproduction but few explain how culture is linked to class mobility. This article argues that this theoretical imbalance is problematic as it ignores key stratification processes. The article then develops three concepts that link culture to downward mobility and three concepts that link culture to upward mobility. These concepts offer initial steps toward understanding how cultural differences between the classes are associated with class mobility as well as class reproduction.

Journal

American Journal of Cultural SociologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 10, 2016

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