cultural capital

[ kuhl-cher-uh l kap-i-tl ]
/ ˈkʌl tʃər əl ˈkæp ɪ tl /

noun

Sociology. the skills, education, norms, and behaviors acquired by members of a social group that can give them economic and other advantages: The accumulation of cultural capital is one route to upward mobility.

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Origin of cultural capital

First recorded in 1975–80
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