Bourdieu and Social Movements: Ideological Struggles in the British Anti-Capitalist Movement

A brief history of resistance to neoliberalismAims of this bookDefining anti-capitalismA Bourdieusian approach: theory and methodMethodologyAnti-neoliberalism and British Anti-capitalismAnti-neoliberalism as a master frameZapatismoAutonomism and anarchismMarxist socialismBritish anti-capitalism: a new wave, a new conflict!Ideological tensions and political competitionThe Occupy movementConclusionTowards a New Theory of Social Movement PracticeHabitusCapitalFieldBourdieu and social movementsPolitical distinction, symbolic struggles and the power of capitalPolitical distinction and the habitusSymbolic struggles and the fieldThe power of capitalDoxa as a tool for understanding crisisConclusionPolitical Distinction and the Reflexive Anti-capitalist HabitusWhat is political distinction?Activist history and ideological reproductionAnarchist and socialist action repertoiresEmbodiment of capital and political distinctionThe reflexive habitus and distinctionConclusionFields of Struggle Ideological Competition and ConflictThe anti-capitalist movement fieldSymbolic struggle in the anti-capitalist movement fieldGlobalise Resistance: building political alliancesIdeological competition and conflictConclusionA Very British Coup Transforming Fields through Superior CapitalUnderstanding field dynamicsContextElite takeover of the protest fieldTransforming the alternative movement globalization fieldControlling contentious politicsConclusionThe Occupy Movement A Crisis of DoxaExogenous shockThe Indignados and the Occupy movement: cracks in capitalism?The Occupy MovementOccupy UKPolitical power and conflictSuccess or failure?Conclusion
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