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: 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

Page: 206

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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

Pierre Bourdieu

A Critical Introduction Jeremy F. Lane. Halimi , S. ( 1997 ) Les Nouveaux Chiens de garde , Paris : Raisons d'agir - Liber éditions ... Harker , R. , Mahar , C. and Wilkes , C. eds ( 1990 ) An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu ...

Author: Jeremy F. Lane

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745315011

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

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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.

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

These books offer accessible explanations of Bourdieu's theoretical toolkit and major works. ... Bloomsbury Harker, 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

Page: 184

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Bringing Bourdieu to the study of Education Management, Leadership and Administration assumes a normative opposition to a meritocratic view of education. Through a lifetime's explication of the ways in which schooling both produces and reproduces the status quo, Bourdieu offers a powerful critique and method of analysis of the history of schooling and of contemporary educational polices and trends. This volume will explain each of the key terms in Boudieu'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 educational leaders - to act. It will provide a range of exemplars of the application of these tools to questions of concern to the scholars in the field of educational leadership, and of interest to those whose primary focus is the utility of Bourdieu's social theory.


'Pierre Bourdieu: Obituary', 28 January,, 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

Page: 272

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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 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

Page: 392

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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.

Pierre Bourdieu

Review of An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu , edited by R. Harker , C. Mahar , and C. Wilkes . Poetics Today 12 , no . 4 ( 1991 ) : 801-11 . Shils , Edward . “ The Ways of Sociology . ” Encounter 28 , no .

Author: Nicholas Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847693899

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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The work of Pierre Bourdieu has had an enormous impact on research in fields as diverse as aesthetics, education, anthropology, and sociology. This is a collection of essays focusing on the contribution of Bourdieu's thought to the study of cultural production.

The Anthem Companion to Pierre Bourdieu

An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu: The Practice of Theory, London: Basingstoke, pp. 180–94. Eickelpasch, Rolf. 2002. 'Parteiliche Unparteilichkeit: Paradoxien in der Begründung einer kritischen Soziologie bei Pierre ...

Author: Derek Robbins

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783085620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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'The Anthem Companion to Pierre Bourdieu' provides an introduction to the French sociologist’s thought and an evaluation of the international significance of his work from a range of national perspectives. This volume assesses Bourdieu’s work as a product of his social situation in France and, more importantly, in relation to his experience as French Algeria gained its independence. The companion then proceeds to ask how the concepts he developed can legitimately be applied to other situations. The volume is divided into two parts, with the first devoted to aspects of Bourdieu’s thought and the second discussing case-studies of the international deployment of his thought. The international list of contributors elaborate on the implications and consequences of Bourdieu’s phenomenological orientation; explore the meaning of ‘reflexivity’ in Bourdieu’s work offering, in the process, a comprehensive guide to relevant secondary literature; examine the validity of the ways in which Margaret Archer and Bernard Lahire have attempted to go beyond Bourdieu’s original formulations; and spell out the implications of Bourdieu’s thinking in relation to the possibility of an international social science. The contributors also provide a biometric analysis of the circulation of Bourdieu’s ideas within Europe and offer interpretations of Bourdieu’s work within their own national contexts rather than in terms of a shared discourse of international sociology.

Quantifying Theory Pierre Bourdieu

Working Papers of the Institute for Social and Economic Research (Paper 2002-18). Colchester: University of Essex. ... An introduction to the work of Pierre Bourdieu. London: Macmillan. Harris, R. (1992). The end justified the means: ...

Author: Karen Robson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402094507

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Pierre Bourdieu’s contributions to the theory and practice of social research are far reaching. Possibly the most prominent sociologist in recent times, his work has touched on a myriad of topics and has influenced scholars in multiple disciplines. Throughout Bourdieu’s work, emphasis is placed on the linkage between the practice of social research and its relationship to social theory. This book honours Bourdieu’s commitment to the inextricable relationship between social theory and research in social science. In this volume, authors from all over the world utilize key concepts coined by Bourdieu, specifically his concept of capitals, habitus, and the field, and attempt to test them using quantitative survey data. The focus of this volume is how researchers can take key elements of Bourdieu’s work and apply them to the analysis of quantitative data on a variety of topics. Throughout the volume, issues of the possible interpretations of concepts and measurement validity are focused upon in a language that can be appreciated by new and experienced researchers alike. This volume is useful for courses where the linkage between theory and research is emphasized, at both the upper undergraduate and general postgraduate level. In addition to serving as a teaching tool, the articles within the volume will be invaluable to any scholar interested in working with Bourdieu’s concepts in quantitative research.