Constructing Intersectional Classroom Privilege Through Cultural Capital

Cultural capital research argues that social class impacts how parents differentially shape students’ skills, which then leads to stratified profits in the classroom (Lareau 2003; 2015; Calarco 2018). Recent work has documented exactly what kinds of classed skills are produced by this socialization; poor and working class parents often favor strategies that promote constraint in engaging with authority figures as a way to show respect for teachers’ time and build good work ethic (Lareau 2003; Calarco 2018). Middle class parents, by…