Pierre Bourdieu

2nd Edition

By Richard Jenkins

© 2002 – Routledge

208 pages

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Hardback: 9780415285261
pub: 2002-10-09
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About the Book

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface to the 2002 Edition 1. A Book for Reading 2. Anthropology and Structuralism 3. Experiments in Epistemology 4. Practice, Habitus and Field 5. Symbolic Violence and Social Reproduction 6. Culture, Status and Distinction 7. Uses of Language 8. Using Bordieu Reading Bourdieu Name Index Subject Index

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI016000
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General