Tugce Bulut (PhD Candidate, SPS)
Pierre Bourdieu and the tyranny of the market
Karin Doolan (PhD Candidate, Education)
Using Bourdieu to explore educational inequalities in Croatian higher education
"What does it mean to use a Bourdieuan conceptual lens to explore students' higher education choices and experiences? What are the methodological implications of working with his concepts of cultural capital, field and habitus? What does it mean to exercise epistemological vigilance in a Bourdieuan sense? The presentation will touch upon these questions in order to raise and prolematise some of the issues that need addressing when working with Bourdieu's framework; in this particular case relating to an understanding of higher education participation issues in a Croatian context."
Suggested reading: Potter, Garry (2000): For Bourdieu, Against Alexander: Reality and Reduction. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, Volume 30, Number 2, pp. 229-246
Article: Bourdieu as a critical
Followed by drinks at "The Anchor"
Theme for 2008/09: "The Moral Economy?"
The Group aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers investigating the cultures of capitalism and the social and ethical dimensions of organizations, business, and economics.