Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Theory: Critical Investigations

Front Cover
SAGE, Apr 8, 1997 - Social Science - 200 pages
0 Reviews
This is the first comprehensive description of Pierre Bourdieu's theory of culture and habitus. Within the wider intellectual context of Bourdieu's work, this book provides a systematic reading of his assessment of the role of `cultural capital' in the production and consumption of symbolic goods.

Bridget Fowler outlines the key critical debates that inform Bourdieu's work. She introduces his recent treatment of the rules of art, explains the importance of his concept of capital - economic and social, symbolic and cultural - and defines such key terms as habitus, practice and strategy, legitimate culture, popular art and distinction.

The book focuses particularly on Bourdieu's account of the nature of capit

  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Interpretative Studies
13
Bourdieu s Cultural Theory
43
Bourdieu Postmodernism Modernity
69
The Historical Genesis of Bourdieus Cultural Theory
85
Critical Investigations
103
The Popular and the Middlebrow
134
Bourdieu the Popular and the Periphery
160
Conclusion
174
Bibliography
181
Index
191
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information