Revista Latinoamericana de Bioética
versión impresa ISSN 1657-4702
PENA COLLAZOS, Wilmar. THE SYMBOLIC VIOLENCE AS A BIOPOLITICS REPRODUCTION OF THE POWER. rev.latinoam.bioet. [online]. 2009, vol.9, n.2, pp. 62-75. ISSN 1657-4702.
The symbolic violence is a conceptual bet very strong in the sociological theory of Pierre Bourdieu. It is everywhere, but of special way it reproduces, invisible and inexorably, in the education systems. This problem is not exclusively academic, is first of all political, ethical and aesthetic; the symbolic violence is exerted in the State, it is incarnated simultaneously in the objectivity under forms of structures and specific mechanisms. There is a very ample range as such symbolic violence can be exerted and each field is a place of its exercise. The cultural systems work as a symbolic matrix of the social practices and is constituted in the foundation of a theory of power, of the reproduction of the domination. In Bourdieu we can see the relation of the transmission of the cultural capital by means of habitus and the transmission of the genetic capital. Also, the pedagogical implantation is analogous to the genetic generation whereas it transmits a generating information of similar information. The pedagogical work tends to reproduce the social conditions of production of the arbitrary cultural one.
Palabras llave : Symbolic violence; symbolic capital; symbolic power; symbolic order; habitus; field; pedagogical action; pedagogical work; pedagogical authority; system of education; symbolic forms of battle; intellectual sphere.