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Old Sins Cast Long Shadows: The Embodied Capital of Violence

Author(s): Romana Kolarzowa
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Jewish studies, Geography, Regional studies, Studies of Literature, History of Antisemitism, Philology
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: embodied capital; identity; anti-Semitism; symbolic violence

Summary/Abstract: Kolarzowa explores the construction of Polish collective identity before the foundation of the Second Polish Republic in 1918. Elucidating why non-discursive means were essential in this formational work she relates some of these means – which were based on practices of anti-Semitic violence – to Pierre Bourdieu’s notion that the most significant elements of cultural capital must be embodied while their proper manifestation becomes a reflexaction. Kolarzowa also presents the effects of this strategy and its repercussions today.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 63-75
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish