publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Cultural capital and distinction : Malaysian students and recent graduates of UK international tertiary education

Sin, I Lin;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2014
  • Publisher: The University of Edinburgh
  • Country: United Kingdom
This thesis explores the role of foreign cultural capital, that is, Western knowledge, skills, dispositions and qualifications obtained through various modes of UK international tertiary education in facilitating social reproduction and mobility. The focus is on Malaysian young adults from middle-class backgrounds. It offers a critical exploration of the intricacies and contradictions surrounding the applicability of Bourdieu’s concept of cultural capital in explaining occupational and status distinction across different geographical and socio-relational contexts in Malaysia and the UK. Drawing on interviews with three samples of Malaysian students and recent gr...
free text keywords: cultural capital, international education, Malaysia
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