Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics by Loic Wacquant
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics
By Loic Wacquant

Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics

The Mystery of Ministry

Edited by See other recent books by Loic Wacquant
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $39.95
Your Price: $35.96 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.99! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.80 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics by Loic Wacquant

Book Description

Pierre Bourdieu was a brilliant sociologist and social thinker; he was also an intensely political man whose work is of profound significance for rethinking democracy. This original volume presents and develops Bourdieu's distinctive contribution to the theory and practice of democratic politics. It explicates and illustrates his core concepts of political field and field of power, his historical model of the bureaucratic state, and his influential analyses of the practices and institutions involved in the paradoxical phenomenon of political representation - starting with the enigma of delegation, or what he called the 'mystery of ministry'. The fruitfulness of Bourdieu's approach is demonstrated in a series of integrated studies of voting, public opinion polls, party dynamics, class rule, and state-building, as well as by careful analyses of Bourdieu's own civic engagements and his theoretical treatment of the politics of reason and recognition in contemporary society. Charting the connections between Bourdieu's political views, the main nodes of his sociology of democratic representation, and the implications of this sociology for progressive civic thought and action, this book will be of interest to students and scholars across the gamut of disciplines as well as to citizens concerned with renewing struggles for social justice.

Buy Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics book by Loic Wacquant from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780745634883
ISBN-10: 0745634885
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 151mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Loic Wacquant

Punishing the Poor by Loic Wacquant Punishing the Poor, Paperback (May 2009)

A sociologist explains how over the past two decades neoliberal societies have sought to control the poor through a combination of penal sanction and welfare supervision.

Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics by Loic Wacquant Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics, Hardback (June 2005)

* First systematic presentation of Bourdieu's views on democratic politics. * The volume includes two key essays by Bourdieu on the political field and political representation, and a very influential essay by Bourdieu and Wacquant on the dangers of American cultural imperialism in the intellectual world.

» View all books by Loic Wacquant


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics book by Loic Wacquant 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

Author Biography - Loic Wacquant

Loic Wacquant is Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Berkeley and Researcher at the Centre de sociologie europeenne-Paris.

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 Loic Wacquant close
Punishing the Poor by Loic Wacquant
Body and Soul by Loic Wacquant
Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics by Loic Wacquant
Body and Soul Ethnographic Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer by Loic Wacquant
Invitation to Reflexive Sociology by Loic Wacquant
BoomerangBooks.com.au close