Pierre Bourdieu, Indignado: Social and Symbolic Struggles in Spain’s 15-M

  • Vicent Moreno


In light of Bourdieu’s writings on culture and power, this chapter examines the struggles and interests that motivated and shaped Spain’s 15-M movement, a series of civilian protests and demonstrations that took place in 2011. The chapter situates Bourdieu’s political thought in the context of his career and focuses on two interrelated elements central to his writings about politics and social change that are relevant to the 15-M movement in its attempt to debunk received notions of how the social world is constructed. First, it addresses the issue of delegation and its “misrecognition” as one of the factors behind the movement, and second, it examines Bourdieu’s ideas on language and its power in the construction of a social and political reality.

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  • Vicent Moreno
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  1. 1.World Languages and CulturesArkansas State UniversityState UniversityUSA

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