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Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture

Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture

by Nicholas Brown
     
 

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The work of Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential French intellectuals of the twentieth century, has had an enormous impact on research in fields as diverse as aesthetics, education, anthropology, and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Art, Literature, and Culture is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on the contribution of Bourdieu's

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The work of Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential French intellectuals of the twentieth century, has had an enormous impact on research in fields as diverse as aesthetics, education, anthropology, and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Art, Literature, and Culture is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on the contribution of Bourdieu's thought to the study of cultural production. Though Bourdieu's own work has illuminated diverse cultural phenomena, the essays in this volume extend to new cultural forms and to national situations outside France. Far from simply applying Bourdieu's concepts and theoretical tools to these new contexts, the essays in this volume consider both the possibility and limits of Bourdieu's sociology for the study of culture.

Editorial Reviews

Interchange
The book Pierre Bourdieu is useful to researchers who contemplate what really useful knowledge and work are in contemorary academe where social structures and cultural forms too often conform to the marketplace logic of late capitalism.
International Social Science Review
Intellectual historians, sociologists, anthropologists and anyone interested in the discipline of cultural studies will want to spend some time with this book.
Marshall Brown
This sparkling and unusually coherent collection of essays emphasizes the American reception and adaptation of Bourdieu's work. It shows how Bourdieu has been resisted and embraced and discusses how his terms and methods might be both used and modified by American academics. Theoretical reflections are productively complemented by empirical investigations of non-canonical and popular artistic expressions and by discussions of the position of women in Bourdieu's thought.
(London) Times Literary Supplement
Readers in different national contexts should use [this book] to reflect on the social factors affecting their responses to Bordieu's work.
(London) Times Literary Supplement (UK)
Readers in different national contexts should use [this book] to reflect on the social factors affecting their responses to Bordieu's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461640882
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/19/2000
Series:
Culture and Education Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
2 MB

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Marshall Brown
This sparkling and unusually coherent collection of essays emphasizes the American reception and adaptation of Bourdieu's work. It shows how Bourdieu has been resisted and embraced and discusses how his terms and methods might be both used and modified by American academics. Theoretical reflections are productively complemented by empirical investigations of non-canonical and popular artistic expressions and by discussions of the position of women in Bourdieu's thought.

Meet the Author

Nicholas Brown is assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Imre Szeman is assistant professor of English at McMaster University.

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