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Picturing Algeria

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ISBN-10: 0231148437

ISBN-13: 9780231148436

Edition: N/A

Authors: Pierre. Bourdieu, Craig Calhoun, Franz Schultheis, Christine Frisinghelli

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As a soldier in the French army, Pierre Bourdieu took thousands of photographs documenting the abject conditions and suffering (as well as the resourcefulness, determination, grace, and dignity) of the Algerian people as they fought in the Algerian War (1954--1962). Sympathizing with those he was told to regard as "enemies," Bourdieu became deeply and permanently invested in their struggle to overthrow French rule and the debilitations of poverty. Upon realizing the inability of his education to make sense of this wartime reality, Bourdieu immediately undertook the creation of a new ethnographic-sociological science based on his experiences -- one that became synonymous with his work over…    
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/12/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.97" wide x 7.91" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English