Hysteresis, academic biography, and political field in the People’s Republic of Poland

@article{Zysiak2019HysteresisAB,
  title={Hysteresis, academic biography, and political field in the People’s Republic of Poland},
  author={Agata Zysiak},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-26}
}
I enter a debate about state-socialism elite’s reproduction and higher education to propose an implementation of Bourdieu’s hysteresis effect. I argue that the intelligentsia and the interwar university shaped biographical paths of academics stronger than the political factors, which are usually brought to the forefront by contemporary researchers. I analyse academic biographies shaped by the socialist university and reconstruct a model academic biography in the post-WWII period, in particular… Expand
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