Have you been successful in finding any theoretical literature?
At the moment I am doing research on high school teenagers and need some theoretical background to the concept of prestige. Although Bourdieu's capitals are useful, they are not enough to understand and describe what's going on in my field.
I would really appreciate any suggestion.
Edit: It just come to my mind that it might be possible to use Thornton's concept of subcultural capital.
Take a look at Thornton, Sarah (1995): Club cultures: music, media and subcultural capital. Cambridge: Polity Press. ISBN: 9780745614427.
As a guide theory, I think you could work within Goffman in his "Interaction Ritual. Essays on face-to-face bahaviour" and also "Forms of talk". To think especific in prestige, I believe that these short bibliography could help you to start:
Peristiany, J. (1966) Honour and Shame, ed. Chicago: Chicago University Press.
Herzfeld, Michael (1980) Honour and Shame: problems in the comparative analysis of moral systms. Man (NS) 15, 339-351.
Bauman, Richard (1986) Story, performance and event. Contextual studies of oral narrative. Cambridge: Cambridge university press.