Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Theory: Critical Investigations

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SAGE, Apr 8, 1997 - Social Science - 200 pages
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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

 

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Contents

Interpretative Studies
13
Bourdieus 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
ཚབ
191
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