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Essays by

Daniel Silver

 

The Logic of the Like

Whatever its weaknesses, Bourdieu’s highly contestable and partial theory has over time come to describe aspects of our social life with frightening accuracy. This is not because he refined the theory in any notable way; rather, the parts of the social world that best embody it have grown to increasingly structure how we interact.

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Boredom

If you have spent any significant amount of time in some kind of creative endeavor you have probably also spent a lot of time being […]

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