Pierre Bourdieu

Bourdieu in 1969 Pierre Bourdieu (; 1 August 1930 – 23 January 2002) was a French sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher and public intellectual.

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'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.

Bourdieu's best known book is ''Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste'' (1979). The book was judged the sixth most important sociological work of the twentieth century by the International Sociological Association. In it, Bourdieu argues that judgments of taste are related to social position, or more precisely, are themselves acts of social positioning. His 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, he tried to reconcile the influences of both external social structures and subjective experience on the individual (see structure and agency). Provided by Wikipedia
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La fuerza del derecho
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2002
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La distinción criterio y bases sociales del gusto
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2000
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El sociólogo y el historiador
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2011
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Argelia 60 estructuras económicas y estructuras temporales
Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002.
Published 2006
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Las estrategias de la reproducción social
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Bourdieu Pierre 1930-2002
Published 2011
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Published 2004
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Published 2010
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El sentido práctico
Facultad de Artes
by Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Published 2007
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