Annotated Bibliography:



Bourdieu, Pierre. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Cambridge, MA:Harvard UP, 1984. Print.

According to this book, Bourdieu explains that Capital is the resource, command of which, enables one to exercise and resist domination in social relations, or putting it another way, to maintain a position in the status hierarchy of society, or putting it objectively, an “organising principle.” “Composition of capital” thus refers to the composition of total capital of cultural and economic capital (the other types of capital playing a subordinate role). Thus, as “capital” in this sense, is capable of ordering the relation between any two people, in any given part of social space, but such an ordering principle does not thereby necessarily produce a “complete” ordering of society, along a single axis of subordination.


Cudd, Ann E., and Nancy Holmstrom. Capitalism, For and Against: A Feminist Debate. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. Print.

Ann Cudd and Nancy Holmstrom take up opposing sides of the issue, debating whether capitalism is valuable as an ideal and whether as an actually existing economic system it is good for women. In a discussion covering a broad range of social and economic issues, including unequal pay, industrial reforms and sweatshops, they examine how these and other issues relate to women and how effectively to analyze what constitutes ‘capitalism’ and ‘women’s interests’. Each author also responds to the opposing arguments, providing a thorough debate of the topics covered.


Guest, Kenneth J. “Chapter 2: Culture.” Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age. 1st N.p.: n.p., n.d. 33-71. Print.

The textbook cited above is from an Anthropologist that works at Baruch College. Throughout his textbooks he establishes concepts and ideas that vary from race, sexuality, culture, and more. In chapter 2 dedicated to culture, he describes how cultural is related to power and “power in a culture reflects stratification — uneven distribution of resources and privileges—among participants.”


“Classes and Classifications.” By Pierre Bourdieu. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2015.

This website summed up the concepts of Pierre Bourdieu and how he established them. Going over the values of different sociologist concepts that he got his concept from and more. The website mentioned that ” the social agents whom the sociologist classifies are producers not only of classifiable acts but also of acts of classification which are themselves classified. Knowledge of the social world has to take into account a practical knowledge of this world which pre-exists it and which it must not fail to include in its object, although, as a first stage, this knowledge has to be constituted against the partial and interested representations provided by practical knowledge.” Basically that you must educate yourself on the past to continue or properly evaluate the future.


“Feudalism, Capitalism and Corporatism: How the Corporation Is Changing the World.” Philosophers for Change. N.p., 30 Dec. 2013. Web. 20 Nov. 2015.

This website formulates multiple concepts of the 18th Century’s ideas on how capitalism, feudalism, and more with impact in the future. These concepts are almost seen as timemachines/time capsules to what connect the past and the future.


“What Is Cultural Hegemony?” Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 2

This website highlights the concepts of cultural hegemony. First establish the definition which is the act of domination due to capital. This definition was formulated by famous Italian scholar Antonio Gramsci. The website goes on to tell us more about Gramsci’s ideas and concepts, which establishes a better understanding of where he came to his term (cultural hegemony). This website also mentions the sociological effect of this futuristic system.