File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_1998/bourdieu.9806, message 24

Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 21:43:16 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Re: acteur, agent, sujet

> 	"I wanted, so to speak, to reintroduce agents that Levi-Strauss
> and the structuralists, among others Althusser, tended to abolish, making
> them into simple epiphenomena of structure.  And I mean agents, not
> subjects.  Action is not merely carried out of a rule, or obedience to a
> rule."

This quote from Bourdieu is rather interesting as it seems to me that he
has a habit of reducing the analysis of practices to being 'simple
epiphenomena of structure' - the relational positional structure of the
relevant field/




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