25 YEARS AFTER THE COMMUNISM
IN EUROPE: PHENOMENA, PROBLEMS
AND TEORETICAL EXPLANATIONS: Concepts of capital in Pierre Bourdieu’s theory

Jacek Tittenbrun 1
1 - Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Sociology Institute
MAeS
2016; 17 (1):
ICID: 1212314
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
 
According to Bourdieu, there are various forms of capital. It is with this contribution that
he is most commonly identified. Yet, the aim of this paper a is to show that the Bourdieusian
framework brought about (or created) more harm than actual good. Paradoxically,
whilst Bourdieu is commonly regarded as a culturalist, his approach is grounded in economism
or economic imperialism2. This squeezing of the extra-economic phenomena into
an economic straightjacket, leads necessarily to the latter, i.e. the concept of capital being
over-stretched. In turn, the notion of cultural capital suffers from crude physicalism and
under-specification.
DOI: 10.5604/20842937.1212314
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