Bourdieu in Algeria

Speaking on colonial Algeria:

“This society, … which was constituted through a totality of indissociable elements that were all expressions of the same original ‘style,’ suffered [a subi] the shock of another civilization that did not make itself felt in a piecemeal or targeted fashion but in totality, rupturing not only the economic order but also the social, psychological, moral, and ideological [spheres].”

Le choc des civilisations [1959]. Pg. 57.



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