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Cultural Capital

Dalton Conley

in Honky

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780520215863
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520921733 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520215863.003.0017
Cultural Capital

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The author begins this chapter by talking about the high school admission test which he took in New York. He then states that he made it into the second most selective school in the city, the Bronx High School of Science. He then talks of the various changes that had been taking place in his life aside from life at school. Next, he describes his new neighbourhood. He notes of his parents acute opposite reactions after Jerome was shot. He then tells of the social predicament he experienced.

Keywords: high school admission test; New York; Bronx High School of Science; neighbourhood; social predicament

Chapter.  4226 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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