Violence of the state is not exercised solely or even mainly upon the subaltern, the mad, the sick and the criminal. It bares upon us all in a myriad minute and invisible ways, every time we perceive and construct our social world through categories instilled in us via our education. The state is not only ”out there”, in the form of bureaucracies, authorities and ceremonies. It is also ”in here”, ineffaceably engraved within us, lodged in the intimacy of our being in the shared manners in which we feel, think and judge.
Pierre Bourdieu and Loic Wacquant