Personal World, Cultural Forms, and The Structures of Class, Gender, Ethnicity, and Age

  • Edmund V. Sullivan
Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)


We have just completed a linkage between the personal world of human action and that of the cultural form in that we have built a bridge between the personal world of human intentions and cultural action, an expressive action governed by a dialectical tension identified as habitus-project. In this chapter, I will attempt to sensitize the reader to structural relationships of power and their impact on the personal world. By structural relationships of power, I mean power between agents rather than a specific set of powers supposedly located within agents. These relationships of power will link the personal world of cultural forms to the structures of class, gender, ethnicity, and age.


Class Structure Cultural Form Social Power Male Dominance Dominant Class 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmund V. Sullivan
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  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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