The Forms of Capital

  title={The Forms of Capital},
  author={Pierre Bourdieu},
  • Pierre Bourdieu
  • Published 2006
The social world is accumulated history, and if it is not to be reduced to a discontinuous series of instantaneous mechanical equilibria between agents who are treated as interchangeable particles, one must reintroduce into it the notion of capital and with it, accumulation and all its effects. Capital is accumulated labor (in its materialized form or its 'incorporated,' embodied form) which, when appropriated on a private, i.e., exclusive, basis by agents or groups of agents, enables them to… CONTINUE READING
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