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Sociologie de la bourgeoisie

01 Jan 2001-Revue Francaise De Sociologie (Découverte)-Vol. 42, Iss: 1, pp 184-186
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TL;DR: The dominant classes are constantly constructing and mobilizing themselves in every way to assure their extended reproduction and their everyday coexistence with the aim of preserving and transmitting dominant positions to their descendents as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: After pointing out the inadequacy of the terms elite or bourgeoisie to label those in possession of great wealth, this article maintains that the dominant classes are constantly constructing and mobilizing themselves in every way to assure their extended reproduction and their everyday coexistence with the aim of preserving and transmitting dominant positions to their descendents. Ideological development within the family and the school years are important elements in the process of class construction. Studies on schooling of class generally address universal education, stressing the problems that afflict the underprivileged population. The education of the dominant class is not often explored as a topic and the few studies available present original results, such as the instrumental relation to education, which would distinguish the case of Brazil from the strategies of affluent classes in economically more advanced countries. Brazil was found to have a lower standard of schooling for some parts of the dominant classes, as if power were so consolidated that they were able to renounce the symbolic resources provided by formal education. However, since the dominant classes are heterogeneous, they can make use of other strategies of schooling to guarantee their positions and their class reproduction.

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01 Mar 2006
TL;DR: In this paper, the representations of the cible feminine ont une fonction explicative nettement plus marquee that les representations of la cible masculine, i.e., de l'endogroupe des femmes and de l’exogroume des hommes.
Abstract: Dans cette recherche, menee sur 324 sujets en 3 phases, on s’interesse aux representations de genre endogroupe et exogroupe d’etudiants de premier cycle en faculte de lettres. Les resultats suggerent une plus grande homogeneite percue de la cible feminine, i.e., de l’endogroupe des femmes et de l’exogroupe des hommes. Ils suggerent en outre que ces representations de la cible feminine ont une fonction explicative nettement plus marquee que les representations de la cible masculine, i.e., de l’endogroupe des hommes et de l’exogroupe des femmes. Ces resultats sont discutes au regard de la notion d’attribution sociale et de la fonction explicative des stereotypes.

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TL;DR: In advanced industrial nations, many inner city neighbourhoods, which had experienced a decline following the Second World War, have experienced a remarkable rebirth during the 70s and 80s.
Abstract: In advanced industrial nations, many inner city neighbourhoods, which had experienced a decline following the Second World War, have experienced a remarkable rebirth during the 70’s and 80’s. The

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors provide autonomy-based reasons in favour of limitarianism, arguing that having too much material wealth might undermine autonomy and that a theory of justice guided by a concern for autonomy will support a limitarian distribution of wealth.
Abstract: This paper aims to provide autonomy-based reasons in favour of limitarianism. Limitarianism affirms it is of primary moral importance that no one gets too much. The paper challenges the standard assumption that having more material resources always increases autonomy. It expounds five mechanisms through which having too much material wealth might undermine autonomy. If these hypotheses are true, a theory of justice guided by a concern for autonomy will support a limitarian distribution of wealth. Finally, the paper discusses two issues autonomy-based limitarianism would raise. First, insofar as coercion invades autonomy, do autonomy-based reasons legitimate coercive measures to secure a limitarian distribution of wealth? Second, is a limitarian ethos consistent with the incentive to produce enough wealth to secure distributive justice?

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors focus on the preparatory courses for the French grandes ecoles (CPGEs), which are selective higher education programs that enable "good" students to bypass mass higher education and study under favorable conditions.
Abstract: The present paper focuses on the preparatory courses for the French grandes ecoles (CPGEs), which are selective higher education programmes that enable ‘good’ students to bypass mass higher education and study under ‘favourable’ conditions. These CPGEs, originally intended to educate the children of the social and cultural elite, are now accepting young people from more diverse social backgrounds. Our investigation of this ‘new’ student population is based on a survey (1000 students and 350 teachers) and on interviews conducted with students (82) and teaching staff (24). Our research leads us to conclude that under the pretext of democratisation and adaptation to the labour market, CPGEs recruiting these new students are, paradoxically, helping to maintain social stratification.

9 citations


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  • ...…families least well endowed with cultural capital are not necessarily very familiar with the workings of the education system, and particularly not with the requirements for admission to the elite institutions (Bourdieu et al., 1973; Pinçon & Pinçon-Charlot, 2000; Maclean, Harvey, & Chia, 2010)....

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