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“Black” Cultural Capital and the Conflicts of Schooling

Prudence L. Carter

in Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195168624
eISBN:
9780199943968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168624.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines how and why race, ethnicity, and culture influence students' academic behaviors. It discuss Pierre Bourdieu's cultural capital theory, which explains how the cultural codes and ... More


The Cultural Economy of American Christianity

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The actual vitality of American Christianity’s cultural capital today resides almost exclusively among average people in the pew rather than those in leadership, on the periphery not the center of ... More


Social Capital and Spiritual Capital

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Congregations represent a significant source of energy for social action because of their unique capacity to mobilize a constituent network for collective ends. Congregations translate their social ... More


 Spiritual Affirmative Action: Leadership Structure and Characteristics

Korie L. Edwards

in The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how race matters for the leadership structure of interracial churches. Highlighting how the case‐study church responds to a recent loss of key church leaders, this chapter ... More


The Theory behind the Findings: How Studying College Conservatives Extends Our Understanding of Higher Education, Politics, and Culture

Amy J. Binder and Kate Wood

in Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145372
eISBN:
9781400844876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145372.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines in more abstract terms how universities, in combination with the broader political culture, cultivate distinctive styles of conservatism among students. It reviews research in ... More


Manufacturing Sales Agents: Cultural Capital and Management Strategies

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses variation among individual insurance firms. As the life insurance business relies heavily on sales agents, manufacturing a productive sales force is the core organizational ... More


Conclusion: Whither Hong Kong and the Hong Konger?

Helen F. Siu and Agnes S. Ku

in Hong Kong Mobile: Making a Global Population

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099180
eISBN:
9789882206984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The point of departure here is a shared understanding of the importance of Hong Kong's population. The book has highlighted that Hong Kong's chief resource has always been its people. It has ... More


The Social and Cultural Embeddedness of Entrepreneurs in Eastern Germany

Gernot Grabher and David Stark

in Restructuring Networks in Post-Socialism: Legacies, Linkages and Localities

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290209
eISBN:
9780191684791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290209.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Political Economy

This chapter starts by outlining the legacy of entrepreneurship and self-entrepreneurship in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). The chapter examines methods of privatization and the ... More


The built heritage

Alan Peacock and Ilde Rizzo

in The Heritage Game: Economics, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213177
eISBN:
9780191707124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213177.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Buildings ranging from castles to humble homes, and from locations of historical events of international down to local significance, are symbols of the past which command growing public interest. In ... More


The “Global City” as a Cultural Project: The Case of the West Kowloon Cultural District

Agnes S. Ku and Clarence Hon-chee Tsui

in Hong Kong Mobile: Making a Global Population

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099180
eISBN:
9789882206984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the building of cultural capital in policy institutions in an age of increasing global competition. It examines the West Kowloon Cultural District for processes by which the ... More


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