Academic Discourse Analysis

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Second, Williams introduces other works in order to explain how social and economic class affects the academic discourse. For example, he directly quotes J.P. Gee, who says “Children cannot belong at school when their valuable home-based practices [the dominant discourses]...are ignored, denigrated, and unused” (Gee 344). In other words, schools must implement social values into the academic discourses. Additionally, Williams mentions Bourdieu's approach of the term habitus, which Bourdieu describes as “the internalized form of class condition and of the conditionings it entails” (Bordeau 345). Essentially, Bourdieu believes “cultural and social capital cannot be separated from economic and material conditions” (Bourdieu 345). Therefore, by
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