Let’s start today’s conversation with the following passage:
By strategy, Bourdieu… does not mean conscious choice or rational calculation. The strategies employed by the Kabyle are not based on conscious, rational calculations but on a “sense of honour” that guides complex manoeuvres of challenge, riposte, delay, aggression, , retaliation and disdain.
The sense of honour derives from sets of dispositions that internalise in practical form what seems appropriate or possiblein situations of challenge, constraint, or opportunity. Thus, choices do not derive directly from objective situations in which they occur or from transcending rules, norms, patterns, and constraints that govern social life; rather they stem from practical dispositions that incorporate ambiguities and uncertainties that emerge from acting through time and space.
– Culture & Power, The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu by David Swartz
Look at the organisation that you find yourself leading or working within and for. Is there…
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