Getting Radical About Inequality

Bourdieu didn’t argue that cultural inequality creates economic inequality, but that it widens and it legitimizes it.
That’s true, but as the information economy has become more enveloping, cultural capital and economic capital have become ever more intertwined.
PhotoEvery day, Bourdieu argued, we take our stores of social capital and our habitus and we compete in the symbolic marketplace.
Moreover, Bourdieu reminds us that the drive to create inequality is an endemic social sin.
Bourdieu radicalizes, widens and deepens one’s view of inequality.

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