Cultural Capital 6 November 2009 Science as a "political act" Pierre Bourdieu on Claude Lévi-Strauss Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up In memory of Claude Lévi-Strauss, who died this week, here is a lovely clip of the late Pierre Bourdieu explaining how Lévi-Strauss reimagined the role of the intellectual. › Gay rights and "cultural relativism" Jonathan Derbyshire is executive opinion editor of the Financial Times. He was formerly managing editor of Prospect and culture editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe For the latest TV, art, films and book reviews subscribe for just £1 per month!