Using Bourdieu in education research: Theory and methods

Mu, Guanglun Michael (2015) Using Bourdieu in education research: Theory and methods. In AARE 2015 Theory Workshop, 2-4 October 2015, Toowoomba, Qld. (Unpublished)


This workshop will snapshot Bourdieu's sociology. In recognition of Bourdieu's work as a powerful theoretical instrument to speculate the reproduction of social orders and cultural values, the workshop will firstly discuss the core concepts of habitus, capital, and field – the foundational triad of Bourdieu's sociology. Although Bourdieu's original work was built on some quantitative studies, his sociology has been largely qualitatively used in education research. Different from the bulk of extant research, the workshop will secondly showcase some quantitative and mixed methods research that uses a Bourdieusian framework. Mindful of such a framework helping understand social practice at a macro level, the workshop will then make an attempt to think through the macro and the micro by weaving together Bourdieu's sociology with Garfinkel's ethnomethodology. The workshop will conclude with some reflections and communications in terms of how to better realise the full value of Bourdieu in education research.

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ID Code: 88038
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Bourdieu, Correspondence Analysis, Social Network Analysis, Capital, Field, Habitus, Interview
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2015 22:41
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 22:41

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