Populism as new wine in old bottles in the context of Germany: 'symbolic violence' as collective habitus that devalues the human capital of Turks

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Vassilopoulou, J., Ozbilgin, M., Groutsis, D. and Keles, J. 2022. Populism as new wine in old bottles in the context of Germany: 'symbolic violence' as collective habitus that devalues the human capital of Turks. Societies. 12 (2), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc12020045
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TitlePopulism as new wine in old bottles in the context of Germany: 'symbolic violence' as collective habitus that devalues the human capital of Turks
AuthorsVassilopoulou, J., Ozbilgin, M., Groutsis, D. and Keles, J.
Abstract

Populism in Germany is not a new phenomenon. For a long time, the alleged integration problems of Turkish workers in Germany have been at the center of the dominant discourse and academic studies. This paper demonstrates how ‘symbolic violence’ as collective habitus frames the human capital of Turks as deficient, a phenomenon which has prevailed even prior to the recent populist movements. Drawing on a company case study, interviews, and observations, our empirical investigation operationalises and expands the Bourdieusian conceptual trinity of habitus, capital, and symbolic violence through the lens of ethnicity and how it relates to populism.

Keywordscapitals, habitus, migrant workers, race equality, symbolic violence, populism
Research GroupLaw and Politics
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMDPI
JournalSocieties
ISSN2075-4698
Electronic2075-4698
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Print09 Mar 2022
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Deposited11 Mar 2022
Submitted22 Jan 2022
Accepted02 Mar 2022
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/soc12020045
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