Bourdieu on neoliberalism

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Thu Dec 10 08:03:17 PST 1998

Rakesh Bhandari wrote:

>Just as Jacques Ranciere broke with Althusser, he
>has written a severe criticism of Pierre Bourdieu, summarized by Kirsten
>Ross in her intro to Ranciere's The Ignorant Schoolmaster.

Could you summarize Ross's summary?

>Even if the collective power of labor is crushed, this still would not make
>the Walrasian model an adequate description of bourgeois society.

I don't see PB arguing for the wisdom or functionality of Walras' model - I see him arguing that economists & policymakers want to remake the world in accordance with the model.


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