Depicting Bourdieu's Concepts as a Set of Stackable and Transparent Lenses

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Sociology Lens


Pierre Bourdieu's concepts of capital, field and habitus were originally used to understand inequalities in education in the 1970's. Today they are readily applied in other disciplines and contexts. This paper firstly explores the author's understanding of the concepts of capital, field and habitus as a depiction as a set of lenses, and suggests the application of this framework to further understand the experiences and trajectories of pre-registration nursing students to contribute to improvements in policy and service provision.

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