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Symbolic power/ violence

Symbolic power and violence derive from the concept of symbolic capital, the power derived from the recognition received from a particular group (Bourdieu 1991:106).

Symbolic power means having “the authority that underlies the perforative efficacy of… 314 more words

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Class and Race: Disturbing Space

Here is our group post for the video we made regarding class and race. The video tackles the dynamic of disturbing a space and it’s discourses by basically performing the opposite identity in the space. 37 more words


Beyond The Binary: Science, Genders, Essentialism?

The focus of this assignment will be the construction of gender through biological and scientific discourse. It is an area that I feel especially relevant to my identity, since I struggle on many levels in pinpointing it, defining it, and gender is a part of this struggle. 3,043 more words

21 Tweets on antisemitism, anti-Zionism, current UK discourse & more.

I’ve been asked to put some of my tweets on antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and current UK discourse around the issues together into a blogpost or article. I don’t think I have the time or spiritual/mental capacity to make it into a fully-baked piece at the moment, and there is also a part of me that cherishes the off-the-cuffness and wobbliness of Twitter, too. 491 more words


We are told about the world before we see it

We are told about the world before we see it” (Meskin)

The world is made of social constructs that were invented by white men to keep others down. 833 more words


How Ordinary People Talk About Terrorism

This blog was first published on the Politics blog here.

Since 9/11, terrorism has become a ubiquitous and seemingly permanent feature of our everyday lives, from news and media entertainment, to security measures when we travel or visit public venues. 386 more words

Terrorism And Extremism

Discourse #5

In the blog post “Kesha and Rape Culture in the Music Industry,” Morton connects a very specific idea created within feminist ideology and connects it with the culture at large, allowing the readers to learn about rape culture in way that matters to them. 295 more words