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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.