Culture and Power: The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu
University of Chicago Press, 1997 - 333 pages
Pierre Bourdieu is one of the world's most important social theorists and is also one of the great empirical researchers in contemporary sociology. However, reading Bourdieu can be difficult for those not familiar with the French cultural context, and until now a comprehensive introduction to Bourdieu's oeuvre has not been available.
David Swartz focuses on a central theme in Bourdieu's work—the complex relationship between culture and power—and explains that sociology for Bourdieu is a mode of political intervention. Swartz clarifies Bourdieu's difficult concepts, noting where they have been misinterpreted by critics and where they have fallen short in resolving important analytical issues. The book also shows how Bourdieu has synthesized his theory of practices and symbolic power from Durkheim, Marx, and Weber, and how his work was influenced by Sartre, Levi-Strauss, and Althusser.
Culture and Power is the first book to offer both a sympathetic and critical examination of Bourdieu's work and it will be invaluable to social scientists as well as to a broader audience in the humanities.
Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire
Aucun commentaire n'a été trouvé aux emplacements habituels.
Introducing Pierre Bourdieu
Career and Formative Intellectual Influences
Bourdieus Metatheory of Sociological Knowledge
Bourdieus Political Economy of Symbolic Power
A Cultural Theory of Action
Fields of Struggle for Power
Social Classes and the Struggle for Power
Education Culture and Social Inequality
Autres éditions - Tout afficher
action actors Alain Touraine Aron Bachelard behavior Bour Bourdieu and Passeron Bourdieu and Wacquant Bourdieu argues Bourdieu's concept chapter classification cognitive College de France concept of habitus critical cultural capital cultural fields cultural production dieu differentiation dimension dispositions distinction dominant class dominant-class Durkheim Ecole economic capital emphasizes epistemological field analysis field Bourdieu field of power forms of capital France French intellectual function fundamental grandes ecoles hierarchy higher education idea individuals and groups institutions intellectual field interests internal knowledge labor legitimate lifestyle logic Marxist mobility objective objectivism objectivist opposition particular political positions power relations practices rational actor theory Raymond Aron Raymond Boudon reflexive reproduction role schools scientific situations social class social science social scientist social world societies sociologist sociology status strategies stratification stresses structuralist struggle symbolic capital symbolic power symbolic violence taste tend theoretical theory tion tradition Weber working-class