After Bourdieu: Influence, Critique, Elaboration

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David L. Swartz, Vera L. Zolberg
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 15, 2005 - Social Science - 371 pages
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critical evaluations of his work, notably papers by Rodney Benson, 4 Rogers Brubaker, Nick Crossley, and John Myles. Indeed, it is the 1985 article by Rogers Brubaker that can truly be said to have served as one of the best introductions to Bourdieu’s thought for the American social scienti?c public. It is for this reason that we include it in the present collection. Intellectual origins & orientations We begin by providing an overview of Bourdieu’s life as a scholar and a public intellectual. The numerous obituaries and memorial tributes that have appeared following Bourdieu’s untimely death have revealed something of his life and career, but few have stressed the intersection of his social origins, career trajectory, and public intellectual life with the changing political and social context of France. This is precisely what David Swartz’s “In memoriam” attempts to accomplish. In it he emphasizes the coincidence of Bourdieu’s young and later adulthood with the period of decolonization, the May 1968 French university crisis, the opening up of France to privatization of many domains previously entrusted to the state (l’état providence), and, most threatening to post-World War II reforms, the emergence of globalization as the hegemonic structure of the 21st century. An orienting theme throughout Bourdieu’s work warns against the partial and fractured views of social reality generated by the fundamental subject/object dichotomy that has plagued social science from its very beginning.
 

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Contents

In memoriam Pierre Bourdieu 19302002
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Rethinking classical theory The Sociological vision of Pierre Bourdieu
25
Pierre Bourdieu and the sociology of religion A central and peripheral concern
65
Pierre Bourdieu Economic models against economism
87
Culture and Fields
103
Cultural capital in educational research A critical assessment
105
Forms of politicization in the French literary field
145
Media metacapital Extending the range of Bourdieus field theory
165
Flesh and the free market On taking Bourdieu to the options exchange
193
On the wealth of nations Bourdieuconomics and social capital
239
Culture and Politics
265
Haunted by the specter of communism Collective identity and resource mobilization in the demise of the Workers Alliance of America
267
Bourdieus political sociology and the politics of European integration
317
From critical sociology to public intellectual Pierre Bourdieu politics
333
Subject index
365
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Economics as a Cultural and Social Domain
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