Download PDF by David Swartz: Culture and Power: The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu

By David Swartz

Pierre Bourdieu is without doubt one of the world's most vital social theorists and can also be one of many nice empirical researchers in modern sociology. in spite of the fact that, analyzing Bourdieu will be tough for these no longer conversant in the French cultural context, and previously a finished advent to Bourdieu's oeuvre has now not been available.

David Swartz makes a speciality of a vital subject matter in Bourdieu's work—the advanced dating among tradition and power—and explains that sociology for Bourdieu is a style of political intervention. Swartz clarifies Bourdieu's tough techniques, noting the place they've been misinterpreted through critics and the place they've got fallen brief in resolving vital analytical concerns. The ebook additionally exhibits how Bourdieu has synthesized his conception of practices and symbolic energy from Durkheim, Marx, and Weber, and the way his paintings used to be stimulated via Sartre, Levi-Strauss, and Althusser.

Culture and Power is the 1st e-book to provide either a sympathetic and demanding exam of Bourdieu's paintings and it'll be beneficial to social scientists in addition to to a broader viewers within the humanities.

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