File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_2001/bourdieu.0102, message 15

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 13:04:12 +0200
Subject: Re: making a "Bourdieu model" for what's happening in New York

Hi Tom,
Thanks for an interesting story. I don't know if you need Bourdieu for your
studies in New York education: isn't it the usual sad story in which
private enterprises and their agents infiltrate public positions from which
they, aided by pseudo-fact based arguments, try to criticize--and
subsequently take over, for their own profit--public enterprises? And, of
course, as so often in the US--as if to show that not EVERYTHING is
governed by big business, that the division of powers is still to some
extent operative--, the lone voice crying in the desert, in this case
justice DeGrasse demanding more money for the public school system.
If one should think in terms of fields, I guess one would have to study the
field of NY City politics and the field of NY education, and their
relation, but I don't if that would make you much wiser.
best wishes
Carsten Sestoft
University of Copenhagen



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