Sociology is a Martial Art: A Bourdieu Reader

Sociology is a Martial Art: A Bourdieu Reader

by Gisele Sapiro, Pierre Bourdieu
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1595585435

ISBN-13: 9781595585431

Pub. Date: 11/16/2010

Publisher: New Press, The

Pierre Bourdieu was one of the leading intellectuals of our times, a dissident sociologist who "assumed a public role in the tradition of Émile Zola and Jean-Paul Sartre" (New York Times). A 2007 Times of London survey of the most-cited authors in the humanities ranked Bourdieu ahead of every other noted thinker of the past century, second only to Michel

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Pierre Bourdieu was one of the leading intellectuals of our times, a dissident sociologist who "assumed a public role in the tradition of Émile Zola and Jean-Paul Sartre" (New York Times). A 2007 Times of London survey of the most-cited authors in the humanities ranked Bourdieu ahead of every other noted thinker of the past century, second only to Michel Foucault. Bourdieu's writings helped inspire the mass movements against neoliberalism and globalization, and his books have been translated into dozens of languages, decisively shaping the way the world thinks about the changes wrought by the new global economy.

Sociology Is a Martial Art is an accessible survey of this seminal thinker's most influential political writings. From the full text of his short books Acts of Resistance, Firing Back, and On Television to key articles, interviews, and speeches, these works characterize Bourdieu's innovative approach to sociology as a mode of political intervention. Sociology Is a Martial Art is this generation's indispensable introduction to Bourdieu's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595585431
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Gisèle Sapiro ix

Part I On Journalism and Television 1

Journalism and Politics 3

On Television 11

The Olympics-an Agenda for Analysis 62

The Power of Journalism 65

From Miscellany to a Matter of State 75

Questions of Words 78

Part II Acts of Resistance: Against the Tyranny of the Market 83

To the Reader 85

The Left Hand and the Right Hand of the State 86

Sollers tel quel 94

The Status of Foreigners: A Shibboleth 97

Abuse of Power by the Advocates of Reason 100

The Train Driver's Remark 102

Against the Destruction of a Civilization 104

The Myth of "Globalization" and the European Welfare State 108

The Thoughts of Chairman Tietmeyer 121

Social Scientists, Economic Science, and the Social Movement 127

For a New Internationalism 133

Return to Television 141

The Government Finds the People Irresponsible 147

Job Insecurity Is Everywhere Now 149

The Protest Movement of the Unemployed, a Social Miracle 155

The Negative Intellectual 158

Neoliberalism, the Utopia (Becoming a Reality) of Unlimited Exploitation 160

Part III Firing Back: Against the Tyranny of the Market 2 171

Letter to the American Reader 173

Preface 175

For a Scholarship with Commitment 179

The Imposition of the American Model and Its Effects 186

The Invisible Hand of the Powerful 191

Against the Policy of Depoliticization 200

For a European Social Movement 212

Grains of Sand 220

Culture Is in Danger 222

Unite and Rule 234

Part IV Interviews and New Acts of Resistance 245

For a Real Mobilization of Organized Forces 247

For a Permanent Organization of Resistance to the New World Order 251

The Intellectual Is Not Ethically Neutral 255

A Sociologist in the World 261

Epilogue: Remembering Pierre Bourdieu Craig Calhoun 279

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson's Translator's Note: On Television 288

References 291

Notes 295

Permissions 309

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