a term put forth by French sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu in the 20th century, which refers to non-financial capital; he believes social assets such as education, dress, physical appearance, and intellect are part of a person’s cultural capital that he/she may use for gain in a non-economic realm – for instance if a person is bi-lingual, that is cultural capital,  if he/she has a higher education, that is cultural capital,  in other words, “accumulated cultural knowledge” in all its contexts, is considered cultural capital

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