Capital Build-Up and Transfer: the Case of Turco-Danish Transmigrants

Mine Ucok Hughes, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Soren Askegaard, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Drawing on Bourdieu’s conceptual apparatus of capitals, this research investigates the flow of capital for transmigrants whose lives stretch between Turkey and Denmark. The allocation of their financial resources between these two cultural contexts is explained through the perceived possibilities and obstacles of converting this economic capital to social and cultural capital. Our results illuminate as well the form of transmigrants’ investments as casting new light on the relations between consumption patterns and acculturation processes.
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Mine Ucok Hughes and Soren Askegaard (2008) ,"Capital Build-Up and Transfer: the Case of Turco-Danish Transmigrants", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 35, eds. Angela Y. Lee and Dilip Soman, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 162-165.