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Message from SIG Chair
SIG Chair

Our SIG, Bourdieu in Educational Research, aims to build and maintain a community of scholars interested in how Bourdieu is used in educational research.

Bourdieu’s work moved across areas of the sociology of social science; the need for methodological openness combined with rigor; and the need to think theoretically about social-scientific methods that fit the problematic being addressed. 

His own extensive empirical studies entailed complex mixes of methods: for example, his creative statistical “analysis of correspondence” joined to qualitative interview data in researching how people create capital out of social-cultural distinctions (see Bourdieu 1984).

As a community, we seek to build dialogue around what insights Bourdieu can offer to further our understanding of problems facing education today. 

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