Logic of Practice by Pierre Bourdieu
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Logic of Practice
By Pierre Bourdieu

The Logic of Practice

By (author) See other recent books by Pierre Bourdieu
Translated by Richard Nice See other recent books by Richard Nice
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $54.88
Your Price: $49.39 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.49! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.47 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days, Not for Xmas



Logic of Practice by Pierre Bourdieu

Book Description

Our usual representations of the opposition between the "civilized" and the "primitive" derive from willfully ignoring the relationship of distance our social science sets up between the observer and the observed. In fact, the author argues, the relationship between the anthropologist and his object of study is a particular instance of the relationship between knowing and doing, interpreting and using, symbolic mastery and practical mastery - or between logical logic, armed with all the accumulated instruments of objectification, and the universally pre-logical logic of practice. In this, his fullest statement of a theory of practice, Bourdieu both sets out what might be involved in incorporating one's own standpoint into an investigation and develops his understanding of the powers inherent in the second member of many oppositional pairs - that is, he explicates how the practical concerns of daily life condition the transmission and functioning of social or cultural forms. The first part of the book, "Critique of Theoretical Reason," covers more general questions, such as the objectivization of the generic relationship between social scientific observers and their objects of study, the need to overcome the gulf between subjectivism and objectivism, the interplay between structure and practice (a phenomenon Bourdieu describes via his concept of the habitus), the place of the body, the manipulation of time, varieties of symbolic capital, and modes of domination. The second part of the book, "Practical Logics," develops detailed case studies based on Bourdieu's ethnographic fieldwork in Algeria. These examples touch on kinship patterns, the social construction of domestic space, social categories of perception and classification, and ritualized actions and exchanges. This book develops in full detail the theoretical positions sketched in Bourdieu's Outline of a Theory of Practice. It will be especially useful to readers seeking to grasp the subtle concepts central to Bourdieu's theory, to theorists interested in his points of departure from structuralism (especially fom Levi-Strauss), and to critics eager to understand what role his theory gives to human agency. It also reveals Bourdieu to be an anthropological theorist of considerable originality and power.

Buy Logic of Practice book by Pierre Bourdieu from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780804720113
ISBN-10: 0804720118
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1990
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Pierre Bourdieu

What is a People? by Pierre Bourdieu What is a People?, Hardback (May 2016)

These outspoken intellectuals seek to reclaim "people" as an effective political concept by revisiting its uses and abuses over time. By engaging this topic linguistically, ethnically, culturally, and ontologically, these scholars help separate "people" from its fraught associations to pursue more vital formulations.

Sociologist and the Historian by Pierre Bourdieu Sociologist and the Historian, Paperback (April 2015)

In 1988, the renowned sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and the leading historian Roger Chartier met for a series of lively discussions that were broadcast on French public radio.

On the State by Pierre Bourdieu On the State, Hardback (December 2014)

What is the nature of the modern state? How did it come into beingand what are the characteristics of this distinctive field of powerthat has come to play such a central role in the shaping of allspheres of social, political and economic life? In this major work the great sociologist Pierre Bourdieu addressesthese fundamental questions.

» View all books by Pierre Bourdieu

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Logic of Practice book by Pierre Bourdieu and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Pierre Bourdieu close
What is a People? by Pierre Bourdieu
Sociologist and the Historian by Pierre Bourdieu
Sociologist and the Historian by Pierre Bourdieu
On the State by Pierre Bourdieu
Picturing Algeria by Pierre Bourdieu
Algerian Sketches by Pierre Bourdieu
Algerian Sketches by Pierre Bourdieu
Picturing Algeria by Pierre Bourdieu
On Television by Pierre Bourdieu
Sociology is a Martial Art by Pierre Bourdieu
Distinction by Pierre Bourdieu
Sketch for a Self-analysis by Pierre Bourdieu
Bachelors Ball by Pierre Bourdieu
Bachelors Ball by Pierre Bourdieu
Political Interventions by Pierre Bourdieu
Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco by Pierre Bourdieu
Social Structures of the Economy by Pierre Bourdieu
Social Structures of the Economy by Pierre Bourdieu
Science of Science and Reflexivity by Pierre Bourdieu
Science of Science and Reflexivity by Pierre Bourdieu
»
Recent books by Richard Nice close
Distinction by Richard Nice
Bachelors Ball by Richard Nice
Bachelors Ball by Richard Nice
Sociology in Question by Richard Nice
Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture by Richard Nice
Logic of Practice by Richard Nice
Outline of a Theory of Practice by Richard Nice
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close