In this major new work, Bourdieu pushes the critique of scholastic reason to a point which most questionings leave untouched.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 14th 2000 by Polity Press
(first published January 1st 1997)
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Jan 13, 2014 Dhandayutha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Bourdieu is a very important sociologist of our era.Basic premise of this book is as old as philosophy itself. Bourdieu views his premise (What is the justification of human existence?) in various angles in terms of various terms he provides an analysis of the tools which are necessary for the justification of the human existence.Bourdieu defines himself as a pascalian,every chapter of this book can also be considered as a short introductions to his key concepts such as "habitus" "symbolic capit...more
Bourdieu pioneered investigative frameworks and terminologies such as cultural, social, and symbolic capital, and the concepts of habitus, field or location, and symbolic violence to reveal the dynamics of power relations in social life. His work emphasized the role of practice and embodiment or forms in social dynamics and worldview construction, often in opposition to universalized Western philo...moreMore about Pierre Bourdieu...