Transnational Social Fields
Kauppi, N. (2018). Transnational Social Fields. In T. Medvetz, & J. J. Sallaz (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu (pp. 183-199). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199357192.013.8
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This chapter excavates Bourdieu’s theoretical insights concerning political sociology to develop a theory of transnational structuration processes. The early Bourdieu implicitly imagined the state as a nationally bounded actor. Only later in his career did he begin to grapple with issues such as globalization, transnationalism, and neoliberalism; and it is this later germ of ideas that this chapter develops. Transnational social fields, this chapter argues, are not reducible to institutional or organizational structures. They require a more holistic analysis of institutions and their underpinnings. To provide an example of how Bourdieu’s political sociology can be extended to transnational spaces, this chapter considers the case of the European Parliament.
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