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Pierre Bourdieu: Key Concepts

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Contributors include Nicolas Crossley, Cecile Deer, Steve Fuller, Michael Grenfell, Cheryl Hardy, Karl Maton, Robert Moore, Derek Robbins, Dan Schubert, and Patricia Thomson.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published 2008 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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کتابی به این مهمی رو اینجور پر از انواع و اقسام غلطهای تایپی و چاپی و ویرایشی و حتی دستورزبانی، چاپ کردن؟! واقعاً نمیفهمم. چاپ اولش 88 بوده و حالا تو چاپ دوم تو سال 93 باز هم اینهمه غلط؟ حداقل یه نیگا بهش مینداختین و بعد دوباره میبردین زیر چاپ.
کتاب شامل مقالاتیه از محققان مختلف در معرفی ابعاد مختلف نظریهها و آثار بوردیو. ترمهای تخصصی بوردیو از جمله هابیتوس، میدان، سرمایه، هیستریسیس و دوگزا شرح داده میشه و کاربرد اونها تو آثار بوردیو تا حدودی مشخص میشه. برای شروع مطالعۀ بوردیو عمدتاً توصیه شده.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Generally an excellent introduction; there're just several draw backs. Firstly, fire your copy editor: there were about 10 errors in syntax, misspelled or missing words, etc across the book. Secondly, the methodology section, which aims to prompt practitioners (Educators, social workers, researchers, etc) to reflect critically on their role and avoid unnecessary social harm felt a bit of a dud. The book as a whole was an excellent summary of how habitus works in a field, instilling social actors ...more
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thesis-reading
Helpful ito thinking through concepts and their application to my work.
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book explains the concepts which Pierre Bourdieu uses across his books. The authors first define a concept, and follow this up with the context wherein Bourdieu used it, why, how, and what this means in a larger context.
Bourdieu gets quoted on each concept, but the authors also demonstrate the concepts with their own examples.
In conclusion, this is a must-have if you are planning to tackle Bourdieu, who, however great a thinker he was, is terrible at defining and redefining concepts. This
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Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great introduction to Bourdieu's work. Necessarily quite theoretical in places, the overall effect, after some perseverance, is the accumulation of a very good understanding of his theory.
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“Bourdieu posits the notion of a “feel for the game”, one that is never perfect and that takes prolonged immersion to develop. This is a particularly practical understanding of practice – highlighted by Bourdieu’s use of terms such as “practical mastery”, “sense of practice” and “practical knowledge” – that he claims is missing from structuralist accounts and the objectivism of Lévi Strauss. Bourdieu contrasts the abstract logic of such approaches, with their
notion of practice as “rule-following”, with the practical logic of social agents. Even this notion of a game, he warns, must be handled with caution:
You can use the analogy of the game in order to say that a set of people take part in a rule-bound activity, an activity which, without necessarily being the product of obedience to rules, obeys certain regularities . . . Should one talk of a rule? Yes and no. You can do so on condition that you distinguish clearly between rule and regularity. The social game is regulated, it is the locus of certain regularities.
To understand practice, then, one must relate these regularities of social fields to the practical logic of social agents; their “feel for the game” is a feel for these regularities. The source of this practical logic is the habitus.”
“Habitus is the link not only between past, present and future, but also between the social and the individual, the objective and subjective, and structure and agency.” 0 likes
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