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Cultural capital

What is cultural capital?

It's all about having a knowledge and understanding of 'culture', and being able to discuss that. To build someone's cultural capital, they need a wide variety of experiences so that they know about their own culture and can talk about its values and merits, coming to their own conclusions. They should be able to use their knowledge in situations they haven't encountered before.



What do we mean by 'culture'?

Culture here means the way that a particular group of people live. It includes:

  • Languages
  • Music and arts
  • Customs and traditions
  • Religions
  • Behaviour, social habits and social standards
  • Food
  • Dress
  • Architectural style
  • Laws and morals