The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.
The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren't simply hobbies or minor influences.
The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence.
Symbolic violence is violence wielded with tacit complicity between its victims and its agents, insofar as both remain unconscious of submitting to or wielding it.
The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren't simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences.
Television enjoys a de facto monopoly on what goes into the heads of a significant part of the population and what they think.
I think if I hadn't become a sociologist, I would have become very anti-intellectual.
Practice has a logic which is not that of the logician.
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