Class Internal Factors: Class Identities

What is a Habitus?
Refers to learned, taken for granted ways if thinking, being and acting that are shared by a particular social class
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What does it include?
Their tastes, preferences, lifestyles and consumption (such as fashion and leisure pursuits)
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How is a groups Habitus formed?
As a response to its position in the class structure
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Although one habitus is not intrinsically better than another, what do the middle class have the power to do?
To define their habitus as superior and to impose it on the education system
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What do pupils who are part of the M/C habitus gain?
'Symbolic Capital'
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What are they deemed to have?
More worth or value
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The school devalues the W/C habitus, which does what to the W/C pupils?
Keeps them in their place in the social structure
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What are many pupils conscious about?
That society and schools looks down on them
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What does this symbolic violence lead to?
Them seeking alternative ways of creating self-worth, status and value
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How do they create alternative ways of self-worth, status and value?
By constructing meaningful class identities for themselves by investing heavily in 'styles' especially through consuming branded clothing such as Nike
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