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Review: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

User Review  - Fred R - Goodreads

I think Bourdieu's genius is held back by certain aspects of French culture. High-brow French thinkers exist in a rarified world where cultural production is so sophisticated that its personal (as ... Read full review

Review: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

User Review  - Goodreads

This book was long and slow going, and I found most of the descriptions of the characteristics of the various classes, based on surveys in France during the 60s and 70s, to be dull. However, many of ... Read full review

Review: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

User Review  - John - Goodreads

This book was long and slow going, and I found most of the descriptions of the characteristics of the various classes, based on surveys in France during the 60s and 70s, to be dull. However, many of ... Read full review

Review: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

User Review  - Michael Sutherland - Goodreads

Bourdieu's distinction offers a lot. By a lot, I mean 600 pages of analyses, graphs, and studies, in some of the densest prose imaginable. Bourdieu seems to be able to expand a simple sentence's worth ... Read full review

Review: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

User Review  - Ben Jaques - Goodreads

I remember being utterly baffled, but delighted by this book. Epically long run-on sentences that leave you confused after word number four, but continue for another 200. Read full review

Review: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

User Review  - Parvoneh - Goodreads

i didn't read this whole monster, but about a third for class. i think bourdieu is bad about gender! stick to theory in the abstract, guy! your claims about lady behavior and tastes are pretty bogus! Read full review

Review: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Bourdieu is getting high praise here on Goodreads and, no offense, but did you read the whole thing? Now, don't get me wrong, if I were to teach a class on aesthetics, the first chapter, an absolute ... Read full review

Review: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

User Review  - Words Deeds - Goodreads

Amazingly comprehensive, extremely dense, very French. Illusive but illuminating. There's a lot here but the major takeaway is simply that the things that matter to people aren't things of financial value but the things that have historical meaning. Read full review

Review: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

User Review  - Etha Williams - Goodreads

Well, this definitely reinforced my tendency to feel somewhat deterministic about social class, but/and I really liked it and have thought about my own social world differently ever since reading it ... Read full review

Review: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

User Review  - Esme - Goodreads

This book...is not easy in the slightest. As one reader previously wrote: "sometimes I wish Bourdieu knew what a simple sentence was." Or something like that. The point is, Distinction: A Social ... Read full review


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