Praxis und Form
Ökonomiekritik mit Marx und Bourdieu
It makes sense to combine Marx and Bourdieu in order to analyze capitalism and criticize economics. Whereas Marx reveals the crucial importance of social forms and capital fetishism, Bourdieu’s theory of practice serves as theoretical antidote to rational choice theory in economics and other social sciences. Furthermore Bourdieu convincingly criticizes Marxism for its inability to overcome theoretical oppositions like idealism vs. materialism. On the other hand Bourdieu’s theory of capital contributes to the proliferation of capital concepts in social science and contains some degree of complicity with economic imperialism that can be questioned by Marxian theory.