Pierre Bourdieu’s On the State, based on a three-year lecture course he taught at the Collège de France, was published earlier this year. Franck Poupeau interprets the book and makes us ask: what kind of self is needed to confront the social ills of the twenty-first century? And can the state—or at least Bourdieu—help us get there?
The political revolution in Tunisia that erupted suddenly in December 2010 was followed by sweeping cultural changes, which have received little attention. Muneer Saidani examines the metamorphoses of the national cultural field—and the contests of power therein—in revolutionary Tunisia.