Capitalizing on sport: sport, physical education and social capitals in three Scottish independent schools

J Horne, B Lingard, G Weiner, Joan Forbes

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Abstract

This paper draws on a research study into the existence and use of different forms of capital – including social, cultural and physical capital – in three independent schools in Scotland. We were interested in understanding how these forms of capital work to produce and reproduce advantage and privilege. Analysis is framed by a multiple capitals approach drawing on and developing the work of Putnam and especially Bourdieu. We suggest that sport plays a role with important effects for strong bonding and for the production of symbolic capital in the form of branding by each school.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-879
Number of pages19
JournalBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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