Essays about: "symbolic capital"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 35 essays containing the words symbolic capital.

  1. 1. Striving for dignity : insights of young people in Rwanda on youth engagement in agriculture and urban migration of rural youth

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Boneza Patrick; [2018]
    Keywords : agriculture; farming; rural life; urban migration; youth; aspirations; habitus;

    Abstract : In the global development discourse, it is argued that concerns of youth unemployment and slow agricultural development in Africa can be solved through investing in youth engagement in agriculture. However, little attention is paid to whether young people aspire to engage in agriculture, or what it would take to otherwise change that. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Disparate Effects of Legal Violence: Access to Family Reunification for Refugees in Denmark

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Rättssociologiska institutionen

    Author : Sarah Scott Ford; [2018]
    Keywords : sociology of law; legal violence; family reunification; danish refugee policy; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis is a case study on the family reunification procedure for refugees in Denmark, in the context of an increasingly restrictive environment. It sought to find out how structural facets of Danish immigration law interact with and influence the practices of navigating a family reunification process, for people with a refugee background. READ MORE

  3. 3. The workplace as an agent of diversity, inclusiveness, social integration, and social relations : A qualitative study in a multinational company

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Sociologiska institutionen

    Author : Gicela Gallego Escudero; [2018]
    Keywords : Workforce diversity; inclusiveness; social integration; social relations; natives; immigrants; managers; employees;

    Abstract : This qualitative study aims to investigate how a multinational company works to promote workforce diversity and inclusiveness, how native and immigrant employees and managers experience social integration and social relations in the workplace, and how the managers work to contribute to social integration and social relations in the workplace. Interviews have been made with thirteen participants working in the same company. READ MORE

  4. 4. Chinese Students at Uppsala University: “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” : A sociological analysis of ten students’ trajectories

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier

    Author : Jinjin Li; [2018]
    Keywords : Chinese students; Bourdieusian tradition; Trajectories; Species of capital; Habitus;

    Abstract : The idea of knowledge economy initiated by the World Bank, the increasing importance of English proficiency in the global labour market, and the expansion of Chinese higher education, all leads to the phenomenon of Chinese student migration to western countries for getting advantageous educational experiences and credentials. Through a qualitative, interview-based method and Bourdieusian sociological perspective focusing on species of capital (cultural, economic, social and symbolic capital), habitus and mode of reproduction, this study focuses on the analysis of the relation between social background of Chinese students and their adoption of a western education system and perception of future career through the trajectories of ten Chinese students at Uppsala University, one of the most renowned universities in Sweden. READ MORE

  5. 5. Cultural Materiality : The correlation between material and cultural capital in the late eighteenth century Stockholm elite burgher home

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Historiska institutionen

    Author : Marcus Falk; [2018]
    Keywords : early modern history; eighteenth century; cultural capital; social capital; middling class; burgher history; Stockholm; status presentation; probate records;

    Abstract : The eighteenth century saw the slow but steady rise of the middling classes to their nineteenth century social and cultural prominence, reinforced by a changing political landscape and the steadily increasing importance of the market. As the social and cultural power of the city burghers making up the majority of the middling classes grew, so did they start to consume in a manner to reflect to their new status in society. READ MORE