The peripheral field power as meaning making engine: contextualizing Bourdieu with the Wallerstein, Rokkan, Steinmetz and others
[Tomasz Zarycki] The presentation will synthesize the author's theoretical proposal developed in his recently published work entitled "The Polish Elite. "The Polish Elite and Language Sciences:
A Perspective of Global Historical Sociology" (Palgrave, 2022). Its key element is a further development of the concept of the "field of power" proposed by Pierre Bourdieu. Here, it will be seen as a central mechanism of coordination of meaning-making in any society. Besides, the concept of "field of power" will be contextualized in Central and Eastern European societies which can be seen (semi-)-peripheral using the long-term historical perspective of the world system theory. Other approaches used for this purpose will be the theoretical framework proposed by Stein Rokkan, first of all, his notion of "interface peripheries," as well as the application of the concept of the field of power to analyses of colonial areas developed within the paradigm of global historical sociology by George Steinmetz.
The seminar will be recorded and published on YouTube.
More info: https://sc.amu.edu.pl/science-and-semiperipheries/