publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Applying Bourdieu’s Habitus and Cultural Capital

Dean, Jonathan;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 Aug 2015 Journal: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, volume 45, pages 95S-113S (issn: 0899-7640, eissn: 1552-7395, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
<jats:p> This article utilizes Pierre Bourdieu’s theories of habitus and cultural capital to offer some explanation as to why there is a lack of class diversity in formal volunteering in the United Kingdom. Recent studies have shown that participation in volunteering is heavily dependent on social class revolving around a highly committed middle-class “civic core” of volunteers. This article draws on original qualitative research to argue that the delivery of recent youth volunteering policies has unintentionally reinforced participation within this group, rather than widening access to diverse populations including working-class young people. Drawing on intervi...
free text keywords: Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
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