A Natural History of the Bestiary by Wilma George, Yapp. W. B.

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This varies from actions of those in command of the camps, right down to minor acts of resistance by internees. The dynamic of structure and agency was played out continuously in all forms of negotiation within the camps and between these and wider authorities and communities. The everyday studied in the domestic context by Bourdieu (1977) formed the fabric of life in a rather more communal form within the camps. That very routine not only created a structure, but also the environment within which psychological damage could occur, so the agency of authorities, external groups, and the internees themselves expanded human experience and action beyond that framework.

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