Pierre Bourdieu

Bourdieu in 1969 Pierre Bourdieu (; 1 August 1930 – 23 January 2002) was a French sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher and public intellectual. Bourdieu's major contributions to the sociology of education, the theory of sociology, and sociology of aesthetics have achieved wide influence in several related academic fields (e.g. anthropology, media and cultural studies, education), popular culture, and the arts. During his academic career he was primarily associated with the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris and the Collège de France.

Bourdieu's work was primarily concerned with the dynamics of power in society, especially the diverse and subtle ways in which power is transferred and social order is maintained within and across generations. In conscious opposition to the idealist tradition of much of Western philosophy, his work often emphasized the corporeal nature of social life and stressed the role of practice and embodiment in social dynamics. Building upon the theories of Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Edmund Husserl, Georges Canguilhem, Karl Marx, Gaston Bachelard, Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Erwin Panofsky and Marcel Mauss among others, his research pioneered novel investigative frameworks and methods, and introduced such influential concepts as cultural, social, and symbolic forms of capital (as opposed to traditional economic forms of capital), the cultural reproduction, the habitus, the field or location, and symbolic violence. Another notable influence on Bourdieu was Blaise Pascal, after whom Bourdieu titled his ''Pascalian Meditations''.

Bourdieu was a prolific author, producing hundreds of articles and three dozen books, nearly all of which are now available in English. His best known book is ''Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste'' (1979), in which he argues that judgments of taste are related to social position, or more precisely, are themselves acts of social positioning. The argument is put forward by an original combination of social theory and data from quantitative surveys, photographs and interviews, in an attempt to reconcile difficulties such as how to understand the subject within objective structures. In the process, Bourdieu attempts to reconcile the influences of both external social structures and subjective experience on the individual. The book would go on to be named "the sixth most important sociological work of the twentieth century" by the International Sociological Association (ISA).

Pierre Bourdieu's work emphasized how social classes, especially the ruling and intellectual classes, preserve their social privileges across generations despite the myth that contemporary post-industrial society boasts equality of opportunity and high social mobility, achieved through formal education. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1987
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by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2004
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Published 2006
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by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 1975
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Una invitación a la sociología reflexiva
Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002.
Published 2008
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by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2002
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Sociología y cultura
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Bourdieu, Pierre 1930-2002
Published 1990
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Questions de sociologie
Facultad de Lenguas
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 1984
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by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 1995
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Homo academicus
Facultad de Artes
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2012
Book
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Qué significa hablar?
Biblioteca Mayor
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2001
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by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2005
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Los estudiantes y la cultura
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 1967
Book
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by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2004
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Esquisses algériennes
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2008
Book
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El sentido práctico
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002.
Published 2010
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Bosquejo de una teoría de la práctica
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2012
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by Bourdieu, Pierre 1930-2002
Published 2009
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Los herederos los estudiantes y la cultura
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2009
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