Analysing religion and education in Christian academies

Green, Elizabeth (2012) Analysing religion and education in Christian academies. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 33 (3). pp. 391-407. ISSN 0142-5692

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This paper asserts that the religious assumptions of Christian academies need to be fully examined in relation to any analysis of their cultural practices, impact or policy implications. It proposes that Bourdieu’s concepts of habitus, cultural capital and symbolic power can be broadened out from their traditional use in accounting for social positioning in order to explore the interaction of religious faith and institutional culture. The emergent analytical framework outlined relies on series of theoretical tools drawn from Bourdieu whose social theory and concepts are already employed extensively in sociology of education research and studies of religion.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in British Journal of Sociology of Education [copyright Taylor & Francis]; British Journal of Sociology of Education is available online at
Keywords: academies, Bourdieu, Christian education, ethnography
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Teacher Education
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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 10:21
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 08:47

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