An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

Garnham, N. (1986) Extended review: Bourdieu's “Distinction', The Sociological Review 34(2), 423–33. Garnham, N. and R. Williams. (1980) 'Pierre Bourdieu and the sociology of culture: an introduction', Media, Culture and Society 2(3), ...

Author: Richard Harker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349211340

Category: Social Science

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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.

Pierre Bourdieu

[3] P. Bourdieu, In Other Words: Essays Towards a Reflexive Sociology, Cambridge, Polity (1990). [4] See, for example: R. Harker, C. Mahar and C. Wilkes (eds), An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu: The Practice of Theory, ...

Author: Richard Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317857907

Category: Philosophy

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This short critical introduction to Pierre Bourdieu's thought is a model of clarity and insight. Where Bourdieu's own writings are often complex, even ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the point. He emphasizes Bourdieu's contributions to theory and methodology while also dealing in detail with his substantive studies of education, social stratification and culture. His book provides the best short English-language introduction to Bourdieu's work. 'As Jenkins points out in the final pages of his book, criticism can be the sincerest form of flattery. I particularly relished his critical approach to the work of Bourdieu and believe that he has written a timely introduction which both undergraduates and experienced teachers will find stimulating and enjoyable.'- Mike Hepworth, University of Aberdeen

An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

This book serves to introduce this important body of work to the Anglo-American world.

Author: Richard Harker

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UCSC:32106018773702

Category: Education

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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.

After Bourdieu

Nicholas Garnham and Raymond Williams, “Pierre Bourdieu and the Sociology of Culture: an Introduction,” Media, Culture and Society (1980) 2, 209. (For other discussions in English of Bourdieu's work, see Paul DiMaggio, “Review Essay: On ...

Author: David L. Swartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402025891

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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critical evaluations of his work, notably papers by Rodney Benson, 4 Rogers Brubaker, Nick Crossley, and John Myles. Indeed, it is the 1985 article by Rogers Brubaker that can truly be said to have served as one of the best introductions to Bourdieu’s thought for the American social scienti?c public. It is for this reason that we include it in the present collection. Intellectual origins & orientations We begin by providing an overview of Bourdieu’s life as a scholar and a public intellectual. The numerous obituaries and memorial tributes that have appeared following Bourdieu’s untimely death have revealed something of his life and career, but few have stressed the intersection of his social origins, career trajectory, and public intellectual life with the changing political and social context of France. This is precisely what David Swartz’s “In memoriam” attempts to accomplish. In it he emphasizes the coincidence of Bourdieu’s young and later adulthood with the period of decolonization, the May 1968 French university crisis, the opening up of France to privatization of many domains previously entrusted to the state (l’état providence), and, most threatening to post-World War II reforms, the emergence of globalization as the hegemonic structure of the 21st century. An orienting theme throughout Bourdieu’s work warns against the partial and fractured views of social reality generated by the fundamental subject/object dichotomy that has plagued social science from its very beginning.

Educational Leadership and Pierre Bourdieu

This selected bibliography does not list all of the texts that Bourdieu wrote or those written about him. ... Richard, Mahar, Cheleen and Wilkes, Chris (1990) An introduction to the work of Pierre Bourdieu: The practice of theory.

Author: Pat Thomson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136734595

Category: Education

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Pierre Bourdieu was one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. He argued for, and practiced, rigorous and reflexive scholarship, interrogating the inequities and injustices of modern societies. Through a lifetime’s explication of the ways in which schooling both produces and reproduces the status quo, Bourdieu offered a powerful critique and method of analysis of the history of schooling, and of contemporary educational polices and trends. Though frequently used in educational research, Bourdieu’s work has had much less take up in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration. Educational Leadership and Pierre Bourdieu argues that ELMA scholars have much to gain by engaging more thoroughly with his work. The book explains each of the key terms in Bourdieu’s thinking tool kit, showing how the tripartite concepts of field, habitus and capitals offer a way through which to understand the interaction of structure and agency, and the limits on the freedom of an individual – in this case an educational leader – to act. Educational Leadership and Pierre Bourdieu offers an analysis of dominant trends in ELMA research, examining the kinds of questions asked, projects undertaken and methods used. It provides alternative questions and methods based on a Bourdieusian approach, further readings and a range of exemplars of the application of these tools. The book will be of interest to those whose primary focus is the utility of Bourdieu’s social theory.

Diversions and Divergences in Fields of Play

An introduction to the work of Pierre Bourdieu: The practice of theory, (pp. 132-159). Elo, A. (1978). The rating of chessplayers, past and present, New York: Arco Press. Fiske, J. (1989). Reading the popular. Boston, MA: Unwin Hyman.

Author: Margaret Carlisle Duncan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503715

Category: Education

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Diversions and Divergences in Fields of Play reflects the critical efforts of its editors. They have organized recent, quality play scholarship into six thematic sections, including Theorizing Play, Traditional Play, Children's Play, Playful Primates, Resistant Play, and Intertextual Play.

Bourdieu

'Pierre Bourdieu: Obituary', 28 January, www.theguardian.com/news/2002/jan/28/guardianobituaries.books, accessed 4 September 2017. ... In R. Harker, C. Mahar & C. Wilkes (eds), An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu.

Author: Tony Schirato

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000256390

Category: Philosophy

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Throughout his career, French philosopher Pierre Bourdieu sought to interrogate what he described as the 'social unconscious', the means by which power is held and transmitted across generations. Bourdieu's work has been hugely influential in disciplines across the social sciences and humanities for decades, yet Schirato and Roberts argue that few scholars are using his work to its full potential. Bourdieu's work is so wide-ranging that commentary tends to focus on specific theoretical concepts he developed or his books on particular fields of inquiry. However he continued to develop these concepts in his work across his whole career, and much of the richness of his thinking is lost if this isn't taken into account. Drawing on recently released lectures, Schirato and Roberts offer a systematic account of Bourdieu's full body of work, from his early research in Algiers to his last lectures in Paris. They show how Bourdieu continued to develop his concepts of habitus, field, capital, power and socio-cultural reproduction well into his later years. They also offer a nuanced reading of Bourdieu's thinking about education, class, language, knowledge and culture beyond the individual books Bourdieu published on these topics. This critical introduction to Bourdieu is essential reading for all Bourdieu scholars, and for researchers and thinkers using Bourdieu's work in their own social and cultural analysis. 'A terrific book, which sets out a comprehensive overview of Bourdieu's oeuvre in a way that no other text I know has done' - Professor John Frow, University of Sydney

Pierre Bourdieu

Bourdieu has himself published two pamphlets in this series ; an analysis of the threat to intellectual and ... As the authors of the volume An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu ( 1990 ) have pointed out , Bourdieu ' has been ...

Author: Jeremy F. Lane

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745315011

Category: Philosophy

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This study of the work of the influential French sociologist and anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu places his work firmly in the context of developments both in the French post-war intellectual field an din post-war French society as a whole. Set against the background of rapid change and upheaval that has characterised post-war French society, culture and politics, Bourdieu's work can be seen as offering a peculiarly perceptive analysis of France's problematic transition to an era of late capitalism. Proceeding thematically, this study traces the development of Bourdieu's thought, elucidating the relationship between the anthropological and sociological aspects of his work, examining his debt to Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty and Bachelard, and highlighting his antagonistic relationship with a series of contemporary intellectual figures and movements - Barthes, Lefebvre, Touraine, Sartre, Fanon, Foucault, Derrida, structuralism and post-structuralism.

Pierre Bourdieu and Literacy Education

In N. Brown and I. Szeman (eds), Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 19–43. Harker, R., Mahar, C. and Wilkes, C. (eds) (1990) An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu: The Practice of Theory.

Author: James Albright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135599508

Category: Education

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In this volume scholars from around the world focus on how a Bourdieusian stance can enable a powerful socicultural and cultural analysis of literacy education theory and practice and serve as an effective tool in analyzing relations of hierarchy and domination. Although there has been a growing body of Bourdieusian-inspired research in various sectors of education, this book is the first to present both theoretical and practical articulation of his ideas in the field of literacy education. It brings together three major clusters of work: Rethinking of the doxa of the social fields of language and literacy education Explorations of alternative objectifications of educational fields forming around cultural and linguistic minorities, new media and technologies Studies on the formation of the literate habitus in homes and classrooms, curriculum and schooling, and addresses theoretical, policy and practical directions Pierre Bourdieu and Literacy Education is intended for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in literacy education, sociology of education, and curriculum theory, and as a text for advanced courses in these areas.