4. The concept of cultural capital predicts that

A) cultural distinctions associated with the young will be more valued within a society.

B) with improved communication, there will eventually be a convergence of cultural practices of all classes.

C) cultural distinctions by class will become less important during a recession because people will have less money to spend.

D) cultural distinctions associated with elite classes will be more valued within a society.

The correct answer is D.

Rationale: This question assesses your knowledge of social inequality and requires you to make a prediction based on your understanding of cultural capital. To determine the correct answer, evaluate which prediction about social stratification is most consistent with cultural capital. The correct answer, option D, demonstrates this concept as it states the distinctions of the elite members in a stratified society will have the most value. The other options are incorrect because they do not correlate social assets with social standing.

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