Indigenous Culture and Symbolic Violence

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Robbins, Derek 2008. Indigenous Culture and Symbolic Violence. in: Symbolische Gewalt: Herrschaftsanalyse nach Pierre Bourdieu Konstanz UVK Verlag. pp. 59-74
AuthorsRobbins, Derek

This chapter is taken from a book on symbolic violence and was published in German. It concentrates on the writing of Pierre Bourdieu who recognised both the actual and the symbolic violence perpetrated by French colonial forces in Algeria and documented the suffering of indigenous Algerians. The chapter discusses how Bourdieu moved away from a dualistic representation of symbolic violence towards a recognition of multivariate factors operating in exchanges of power. It asserts that it is necessary for symbolic violence to be understood sociologically.

KeywordsLa domination masculine; Pierre Bourdieu; symbolic violence
Book titleSymbolische Gewalt: Herrschaftsanalyse nach Pierre Bourdieu
Page range59-74
PublisherUVK Verlag
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Deposited25 Jan 2010
Place of publicationKonstanz
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Robbins, D. (2008) ‘Indigenous Culture and Symbolic Violence’ [Indigene Kultur und Symbolische Gewalt] in Schmidt, R., & Woltersdorff, V., (eds.) Symbolische Gewalt: Herrschaftsanalyse nach Pierre Bourdieu, Konstanz, UVK Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, pp. 59-74..

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