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|Title:||Practice and form : economic critique with Marx and Bourdieu|
|Published in:||Bourdieu and Marx|
|Editors of the parent work:||Paolucci, Gabriella|
|Series:||Marx, Engels, and Marxisms|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Palgrave Macmillan|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Cham|
|Subject (DDC):||330: Economics|
|Abstract:||The chapter argues to combine Marx and Bourdieu for the purpose of economic critique. Whereas Marx reveals the crucial importance of social forms and capital fetishism, Bourdieu is a strong weapon against rational choice theory. And he convincingly criticizes Marxism for its inability to overcome basic theoretical oppositions like idealism vs. materialism. But Bourdieu’s capital theory also contributes to the proliferation of capital concepts in social science and therefore contains some complicity with economic imperialism, that is, the colonizing of research fields by the economic approach. When Marx wrote his Critique of Political Economy, economics did not yet exist. Only later the new economic orthodoxy emerged, propagating the economic approach as the best and only serious way to explain all human behaviour. As a sociological antidote to this, Bourdieu’s theory of practice is of crucial importance. And if Marx may be somewhat outdated as a critical economist, he remains powerful as economic critique. In order to challenge economic imperialism all disposable sources of critique can be mobilized, but contradictions and tensions between them should not be ignored. This approach is what Bourdieu calls a reflexive eclecticism, and the author entirely adheres to this concept.|
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|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Diversity and Social Integration (IVGT)|
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Streckeisen, P. (2022). Practice and form : economic critique with Marx and Bourdieu. In G. Paolucci (Ed.), Bourdieu and Marx (pp. 179–197). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06289-6_8
Streckeisen, P. (2022) ‘Practice and form : economic critique with Marx and Bourdieu’, in G. Paolucci (ed.) Bourdieu and Marx. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 179–197. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06289-6_8.
P. Streckeisen, “Practice and form : economic critique with Marx and Bourdieu,” in Bourdieu and Marx, G. Paolucci, Ed. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, pp. 179–197. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-06289-6_8.
Streckeisen, Peter. “Practice and Form : Economic Critique with Marx and Bourdieu.” Bourdieu and Marx, edited by Gabriella Paolucci, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, pp. 179–97, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06289-6_8.
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