An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu: The Practice of Theory

An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu: The Practice of Theory


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Pierre Bourdieu has been making a distinguished contribution to European sociology for the past 25 years. He is Professor of Sociology at the Collge de France in Paris and author of many influential books including, most recently, Distinction and Homo Academicus, which have both been translated into English. This book serves to introduce this important body of work to the Anglo-American world. In a cross-disciplinary collaboration Richard Harker, Cheleen Mahar and Chris Wilkes provide the reader with the necessary tools to understand this complex and rewarding body of French sociology. Post modernist sociology has already been influenced by the French theorist Foucault; it is likely that the generation to come will be reading Bourdieu.

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ISBN-13: 9780333524763
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/19/1990
Edition description: 1990
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; R.Harker, C.Mahar & C.Wilkes - The Basic Theoretical Position; C.Mahar, R.Harker & C.Wilkes - Pierre Bourdieu: An Intellectual Project; C.Mahar - Pierre Bourdieu and Ethnography: Reflexivity, Politics and Praxis; H.B rnard - Bourdieu and Education; R.Harker - Class, Dispositions and Bourdieu; C.Wilkes - Making Distinctions: An Outline of Bourdieu's Sociology of Art; J.Codd - Language, Truth, and Power: Bourdieu's Ministerium; I.Snook - Bourdieu on Bourdieu: Learning the Lesson of the Le on; I.Duncan - Conclusion: Critique: Friday Morning Group - Bibliography - Index

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