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After Bourdieu Influence, Critique, Elaboration

ISBN-10: 1402038526

ISBN-13: 9781402038525

Edition: 2004

Authors: David L. Swartz, Vera L. Zolberg

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The most significant French sociologist since Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu's influence on intellectual life shows no sign of abating. He was a prolific and consequential scholar whose impact can be measured by the Social Science Citation Index and international surveys of academics. Conceptualizations, such as habitus and field, his heuristic treatment of cultural, economic, political, social and symbolic capital to analyze the uses of power, and his insistence upon melding the usually separated micro and macro levels of societal theorizing are now embedded in the basic vocabulary of sociology and anthropology. Whether or not in accord with his outlook, serious scholars are obliged to test themselves against his challenges. Bourdieu also played a considerable role as a public intellectual, taking positions on questions vital to France and to the world more generally. Many of his contributions stem from his important research projects: colonialism, educational inequality, the social foundations of taste in the arts and life styles, social reproduction of status relationships, and more recently, the impact of unchecked globalism on the disadvantaged. The articles in this book represent a sampling of the most recent and durable of the ongoing conversations, debates, and research orientations that Bourdieu launched. This collection offers insight into central features of Bourdieu's sociology as well as examples of original research inspired by Bourdieus work. It will be of great relevance to students of social theory, French culture and theory, political sociology, sociology of culture and education. This volume is based in large part on a special issue of the journal Theory and Society [The sociology of Symbolic Power: A Special Issue in Memory of Pierre Bourdieu] edited by David L. Swartz, with the editorial collaboration of Vera L. Zolberg Vol. 332/5-6 (December 2003) Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 7/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 371
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction: Drawing inspiration from Bourdieu/ David L. Swartz
In memoriam: Pierre Bourdieu 1930-2002
Rethinking classical theory: The sociological vision of Pierre Bourdieu
Pierre Bourdieu and the sociology of religion: A central and peripheral concern
Pierre Bourdieu: Economic models against economism
Culture and Fields Chap
Cultural capital in educational research: A critical assessment
Forms of politicization in the French literary field
Media meta-capital: Extending the range of Bourdieu's field theory
Economics as a Cultural and Social Domain Chap
Flesh and the free market: (On taking Bourdieu to the options exchange)
On the wealth of nations: Bourdieuconomics and social capital
Culture and Politics Chap
Haunted by the specter of communism: Collective identity and resource mobilization in the demise of the Workers Alliance of America
Bourdieu's political sociology and the politics of European integration
From critical sociology to public intellectual: Pierre Bourdieu and politics