What Are the Hidden Strings of Domination?

According to Pierre Bourdieu, every field of human activity is characterized by  the uneven distribution of different types of ‘capital’ that are used to  determine who is better or stronger or more powerful in that activity. Some activities are quite easy to quantify and  calibrate: in sports, for example, it is  generally clear which players or athletes  are better than the others and by how much. In other cases, the distribution of  capital is difficult to identify and calculate, especially for outsiders who  lack sometimes arcane inside knowledge.

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