Capitalism Pierre Bourdieu Summary

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Pierre Bourdieu analyzes capitalism, in its different forms, but establishes an overarching definition of the word capital. Bourdieu states capital is labor gather, either materialized or embodied form, in which, when used it becomes an idea brought to life and the social world puts normalizes its function. Not only does he mention a general definition, but he describes the different types of capital: economic, embodied cultural, objectified, institutionalized cultural, and social capital. Bourdieu elaborates on what each consist of and accomplish, and how do each interrelate. Economic theory according to Bourdieu, is the original way capitalism works with trade of commerce and the goal being to make the most profit as well as implementing the idea of having property rights. He states that this way of capital is self-interest and makes the others disinterested ways of capital. Economic theory is explained that the interest is seen through its goal of making the most profit, which depending on particular interest the theory has three fundamentals manners of presenting itself: economic, cultural, and social. On the other hand, disinterested forms of exchanges are the most definite ways that the materials being …show more content…
Dance, specifically the difference between hip-hop/krump and ballet, is an example that shows how class groups create a social status. Hip-hop and krump evolved from different dance styles of the time in the ghetto of Los Angeles, founded by Tight Eyez. The hip-hop/krump was a way for people to express themselves at times of despair or lost hope. Usually danced by African-Americans or Latino(a)s in the impoverish places of Los Angeles and is an expressive form with no exact technique although there are aspects that can be considered technique as hip-hop/ krump

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