Political interventions: social science and political action
Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential critical social theorists ofthe second half of the twentieth century, once described sociology as "acombat sport." This comprehensive collection of his writings on politicsand social science, from early 1960s articles on the Algerian War ofIndependence to the last text he published before his death, proves that thisvision was enduring throughout his life “ as well as a serious scholar Bourdieuwas always an outspoken public intellectual. Political Interventions includes many texts hitherto unavailable inEnglish and, placing them in their historical context, reconstructs Bourdieu'svision of academic study and political activism as two sides of the sameprocess: the decoding and critique of social reality in order to transform it.
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