Translator's foreword; 1. The objective limits of objectivism; 2. Structures and the habitus; 3. Generative schemes and practical logic: invention within limits; 4. Structures, habitus, power: basis for a theory of symbolic power; Notes; Index.
Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power.
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