Cultural Capital (2021)
[Cultural capital is] external wealth converted into an integral part of the person.... Because the social conditions of [cultural capital's] transmission and acquisition are more disguised than those of economic capital, it is predisposed to... be unrecognized as capital and recognized as legitimate competence.
— Pierre Bourdieu, "The Forms of Capital"
Capital, for Bourdieu, simply designates an exploitable object, not a social relation of exploitation. This remains a fetishized conception of capital as a thing.
— Mathieu Hikaru Desan, "Bourdieu, Marx, and Capital"
We started from exchange-value, or the exchange relation of commodities, in order to track down the value that lay hidden within it. We must now return to this form of appearance of value.
— Karl Marx, Capital vol. 1