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Little Room for Capacitation: Rethinking Bourdieu on Pedagogic Action as Symbolic Violence

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In Bourdieu’s early work on education, he declares that ‘All pedagogic action (PA) is objectively symbolic violence insofar as it is the imposition of a cultural arbitrary by an arbitrary power’. This paper rethinks Bourdieu’s proposition. It questions whether all PA is symbolic violence and the very notion of a cultural arbitrary upon which this view is based. His concept of PA leaves little room for capacitation wherein, rather than a cultural arbitrary, certain skills have an inherent use value equipping individuals with capacities that are a means for social transformation. A reconceptualization of pedagogy as enabling allows for a reconfiguration of field as a domain of social action not just a domain of reproduction and distinction.

This talk is part of the Education, Equality and Development (EED) Group Seminars series.

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