Edited by Predrag Cvetičanin

The book “Social and Cultural Capital in Serbia” focuses on the investigation of the structure of the distribution of various types and sub-types of capital – which represent the immanent structure of society in Serbia – and of the strategies of individuals and social groups based on different combinations of these resources. In this study the authors were particularly interested in studying the use of social and cultural resources in shaping strategies of individuals in everyday life and the social and symbolic struggles of their holders – trying to introduce different types of closure and exclusion mechanisms based on those capitals which work best to their advantage.

The goals of the research have been:

a) to ascertain how different classes and social groups in Serbia differ in terms of resources (economic and, in particular, social and cultural capital) on the basis of survey data;

b) to reconstruct the strategies which the citizens of Serbia use in everyday life (relying on a combination of resources available to them) – principally on the basis of data collected through focus groups and in-depth interviews; and

c) to analyze the social and symbolic struggles of the holders of different types of capital in everyday life in Serbian society and at the institutional level – on the basis of focus groups, interviews and analyses of secondary sources.


Predrag Cvetičanin

Predrag Cvetičanin
Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice

Predrag Cvetičanin, Jasmina Nedeljković and Nemanja Krstić
Social Space in Serbia

Predrag Cvetičanin, Jasmina Nedeljković and Nemanja Krstić
The Cultural Map of Serbia or Reconstruction of the Field of Cultural Practices in Serbia

Danijela Gavrilović, Predrag Cvetičanin and Ivana Spasić
Strategies and Tactics in Everyday-Life in Serbia

Danijela Gavrilović and Miloš Jovanović
Religious Practices as a Source of Social Capital in Transitional Serbia

Ivana Spasić and Ana Birešev
Social Classifications in Serbia Today Between Morality and Politics