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Stories of family in working‐class graduates’ early careers (2020)
Journal Article
Christie, F., & Burke, C. (2021). Stories of family in working‐class graduates’ early careers. British Educational Research Journal, 47(1), 85-104. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3689

How do young graduates view the role of immediate families in influencing/supporting them as they start their working lives and how do those reflections affect how they think of themselves as graduates? Social, political and economic changes have led... Read More about Stories of family in working‐class graduates’ early careers.

Addressing unrealistic optimism with counterfactual reasoning in an employability module in higher education (2020)
Journal Article
Hanson, J., & Burke, C. (2021). Addressing unrealistic optimism with counterfactual reasoning in an employability module in higher education. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 13(3), 830-848. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-02-2019-0047

Purpose: The study aimed to explore the effect of second year business students engaging in counterfactual reasoning on their unrealistic optimism regarding attainment on an employability module. Design/methodology/approach: Using an experimental des... Read More about Addressing unrealistic optimism with counterfactual reasoning in an employability module in higher education.

Maintaining the promise without killing the dream: Developing resilience for future 'graduate' careers (2020)
Journal Article
Scurry, T., Burke, C., Blenkinsopp, J., & Smart, A. (2020). Maintaining the promise without killing the dream: Developing resilience for future 'graduate' careers. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 44(1), 36-43. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4406

Significant numbers of recent graduates continue to enter non-graduate roles. Against this backdrop, there is a need to consider how students and graduates can be prepared for the graduate labour market. Resilience is represented as a key attribute f... Read More about Maintaining the promise without killing the dream: Developing resilience for future 'graduate' careers.

Navigating the graduate labour market: the impact of social class on student understandings of graduate careers and the graduate labour market (2019)
Journal Article
Burke, C., Scurry, T., & Blenkinsopp, J. (2020). Navigating the graduate labour market: the impact of social class on student understandings of graduate careers and the graduate labour market. Studies in Higher Education, 45(8), 1711-1722. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1702014

Significant expansions in higher education over the last few decades have raised concerns about an over-supply of graduates in the labour market, such that a degree no longer seamlessly translates into a graduate career or occupation, with the increa... Read More about Navigating the graduate labour market: the impact of social class on student understandings of graduate careers and the graduate labour market.

Decent work in the UK: Context, conceptualization, and assessment (2019)
Journal Article
Burke, C., Dodd, V., & Hooley, T. (2019). Decent work in the UK: Context, conceptualization, and assessment. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 112, 270-281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2019.04.002

Access to decent work is an important goal for policymakers and for individuals navigating their working lives. Decent work is a career goal for individuals and a priority for many employers and policy makers seeking to promote social justice. Decent... Read More about Decent work in the UK: Context, conceptualization, and assessment.

Capturing habitus: Theory, method and reflexivity (2018)
Journal Article
Costa, C., Burke, C., & Murphy, M. (2019). Capturing habitus: Theory, method and reflexivity. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 42(1), 19-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2017.1420771

Bourdieu’s career long endeavour was to devise both theoretical and methodological tools that could apprehend and explain the social world and its mechanisms of cultural (re)production and related forms of domination. Amongst the several key concepts... Read More about Capturing habitus: Theory, method and reflexivity.

Bourdieu: The Next Generation (2015)
Book
Burke, C., Ingram, N., Abrahams, J., & Thatcher, J. (2016). Bourdieu: The Next Generation. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Culture, Capitals and Graduate Futures: Degrees of Class (2015)
Book
Burke, C. (2016). Culture, Capitals and Graduate Futures: Degrees of Class. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

In a time of too many graduates for too few jobs, and in a context where applicants have similar levels of educational capital, what other factors influence graduate career trajectories? Based on the life history interviews of graduates and framed th... Read More about Culture, Capitals and Graduate Futures: Degrees of Class.

‘Graduate Blues’: Considering the Effects of Inverted Symbolic Violence on Underemployed Middle Class Graduates (2015)
Journal Article
Burke, C. (2017). ‘Graduate Blues’: Considering the Effects of Inverted Symbolic Violence on Underemployed Middle Class Graduates. Sociology, 51(2), 393-409. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038515596908

© 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. The understanding of social reproduction, from a Bourdieusian perspective, is that the dominant typically reproduce their position in social space through various apparatus, such as the education system, to the detriment... Read More about ‘Graduate Blues’: Considering the Effects of Inverted Symbolic Violence on Underemployed Middle Class Graduates.

Well-founded social fictions: A defence of the concepts of institutional and familial habitus (2012)
Journal Article
Burke, C. T., Emmerich, N., & Ingram, N. (2013). Well-founded social fictions: A defence of the concepts of institutional and familial habitus. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 34(2), 165-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2012.746263

This article engages with Atkinson’s recent criticisms of concepts of collective habitus, such as ‘institutional’ and ‘familial’ habitus, in order to defend their conceptual utility and theoretical coherence. In so doing we promote a flexible underst... Read More about Well-founded social fictions: A defence of the concepts of institutional and familial habitus.

The biographical illumination: A bourdieusian analysis of the role of theory in educational research (2011)
Journal Article
Burke, C. (2011). The biographical illumination: A bourdieusian analysis of the role of theory in educational research. Sociological Research Online, 16(2), https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.2325

The intention of this paper is to serve as a reflexive comment as to my ongoing empirical processes and epistemological position concerning research on university graduates' aspirations and expectations of graduate employment. This paper will illustr... Read More about The biographical illumination: A bourdieusian analysis of the role of theory in educational research.