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Quiz for Chapter 13

Multiple Choice Questions

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1. The new bourgeoisie made natural allies of ________.

a) trade unionists
b) the middle class
c) the underclass
d) the petty bourgeoisie

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2. Under Mao, a pre-revolutionary family class origin of propertylessness automatically made all family members ________.

a) black
b) white
c) red
d) bronze

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3. Which group was rarely allowed to take on a cadre position?

a) workers
b) merchants
c) farmers
d) intellectuals

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4. What did Kaufman argue was a process of social transformation?

a) intrapersonal negotiation
b) symbolic negotiation
c) intergroup negotiation
d) interpersonal negotiation

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5. ________ is the local social world in which social actors are embedded and towards which they orient their actions?

a) Stage
b) Field
c) Local context
d) Social setting

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True or False Questions

1. According to Bourdieu, all of the bourgeois habitus is permeated with forms and formalisms that are imposed on immediate appetites.

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2. Bourdieu also found that eating habits and the taste for particular kinds of food were associated with a particular domestic economy and the division of labour between men and women.

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3. Wright and his colleagues began with the basic Weberian premise that within any given mode of production there are polarizing class locations

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4. Bourdieu characterized the young members of the bourgeoisie as a new middle class that grew up in response to a new economy in Europe.

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5. Bourdieu used the concept of field to refer exclusively to the organizations involved in an area of social or cultural production

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Fill in the Blank Questions

1. About one-quarter of the students Kaufman interviewed were engaged in a process that he labelled ________ completion

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2. Individuals use ________ to set themselves apart from individuals whose values and actions are inconsistent with the social identity they are trying to achieve.

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3. Bourdieu often discussed the production and reproduction of _________.

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4. Bourdieu focuses on the way in which differences in ________, or the choice of cultural practices and objects that people use in their daily lives, helps to establish class position.

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5. Bourdieu saw a division between the ________, who were high in economic capital but low in cultural capital, and the intellectuals, who were low in economic capital but high in cultural capital.

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Short Answer Questions

1. Which fields operate in capitalist societies?

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2. Were the working-class students in Kaufman's study aware of the importance of self-presentation?

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3. Why is habitus durable?

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4. How do schools exacerbate and multiply inequalities?

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5. How did Bourdieu use the concept of 'field' to address structure and agency?

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