Pierre Bourdieu

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Routledge, 1992 - Social Science - 190 pages
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This short critical introduction to the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu is a model of clarity and insight. Where Bourdieu's original writings are often densely argued and ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the point. He emphasises Bourdieu's contirbutions to the theory and methodology while also dealing in detail with his substantive studies of education, social stratification and culture. His book provides the best short English-language introduction to Bourdieu's work.

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User Review  - Denis - Goodreads

A good summary and but a sad critique. In overturning structuralism, the author usefully compares Bourdieu to Marx, but then misunderstands Bourdieu in the same way that many misunderstand Marx. He ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

This is the best introduction to Bourdieu available; it covers his major contributions (though not much on his political economy, which gets ignored in the US) in clear, concise prose. Read before jumping into the deep end. Read full review

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Richard Jenkins is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield.

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