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Political Interventions by Pierre Bourdieu
Book DescriptionPierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential critical social theorists of the second half of the twentieth century, once described sociology as "a combat sport." This comprehensive collection of his writings on politics and social science from the Algerian War of Independence in the early 1960s to the last text he published before his death bears out that this vision, far from being the product of a "turn" in the 1990s, was enduring throughout his life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844671908
(235mm x 159mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, 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, Hardback (December 2014)View all books by Pierre Bourdieu
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.
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Author Biography - Pierre Bourdieu
PIERRE BOURDIEU (1930-2002) was Chair of Sociology at the College de France. He was the author of many books, most notably Distinction, The Rules of Art, The State Nobility, and Weight of the World.
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