Harrison, Simon (1995) 4 TYPES OF SYMBOLIC CONFLICT. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, 1 (2). pp. 255-272. [Journal article]
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The aim of this article is to derive a theory of political symbolism from an analysis of symbolic conflict. By symbolic conflict I mean that dimension of political conflict which focuses on the manipulation of symbols. Drawing on a range of ethnographic examples, I argue that symbolic conflict is a type of competition for what Bourdieu calls symbolic capital, and that it can tab four prototypical forms: it can concern either the valuation of political symbols, their production, their proprietorship, or their survival as emblems of political affiliations. These correspond to the four central properties of a political symbol, which are the four ways in which such a symbol can be manipulated so as to appropriate symbolic capital.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Psychology Research Institute|
Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict & Equality
|Deposited By:||Mrs Fiona Harkin|
|Deposited On:||23 Dec 2009 09:19|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2012 16:39|
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