This paper examines stress as a modern phenomenon. Its aim is to epistemically break with the typically explanation of stress as an individual problem and the dominating neoliberal structures of society. According to a survey done by the University of Copenhagen, law school students experience a lot of stress in everyday life and in periods of examination. Therefore this group is chosen as an exemplifying case. Using Pierre Bourdieu as theoretician it is first examined how these students experience and explain stress related to their studies. Secondly it is explained how these experiences and explanations is related to the neoliberal structures of society. The paper finds that it is not the individual, but the neoliberal structures of society that creates suffering for the students. The suffering is caused by the ideas of neoliberalism influence on the logic of education, and by the students’ internalization of the neoliberal doxa.
|Educations||, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate|
|Publication date||26 Jun 2014|
- Stress, Law School Students, Bourdieu, Neoliberalism, Symbolic Violence