The unbalanced theoretical toolkit: Problems and partial solutions to studying culture and reproduction but not culture and mobility


Journal Article

© 2016 Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Many theories explain how culture is linked to class reproduction but few explain how culture is linked to class mobility. This article argues that this theoretical imbalance is problematic as it ignores key stratification processes. The article then develops three concepts that link culture to downward mobility and three concepts that link culture to upward mobility. These concepts offer initial steps toward understanding how cultural differences between the classes are associated with class mobility as well as class reproduction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Streib, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 127 - 153

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2049-7121

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2049-7113

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1057/s41290-016-0015-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus