Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Social Science Research

Habitus and Cultural Capital in Educational Field: Research on the Educational Situation of Rural-to-urban Migrant Workers’ Children in Xiamen City

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Haoyuan Xiang
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Haoyuan Xiang
Available Online July 2014.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icassr-14.2014.38How to use a DOI?
Keywords
educational field, habitus, cultural capital, rural-to-urban migrant workers’ children, education condition
Abstract
This article, using Pierre Bourdieu’s Cultural Capital Theory, through the investigation of the rural-to-urban migrant workers’ children who are studying in junior high school, in Xiamen city of Fujian province, aims at summarizing and analyzing their current education condition by quantitative analysis. This article mainly deals with the specific form, objective form, and institutional form of cultural capital as well as the habitus of the migrant workers’ children. Finally, this paper reveals that cultural capital owned by migrant workers’ children is not correspondence with mainstream cultural capital in the school educational field; they have difficulties in generating and accumulating adequate cultural capital; and also there are big discrepancies between public school and private school, moving across provinces type and moving across countries type, in terms of education condition.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Social Science Research
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
July 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-24-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icassr-14.2014.38How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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