Pierre Bourdieu (1930 - 2002)

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  • Sociology, anthropology, philosophy

Research Interests

  • power structures in teaching
  • universal sociological process
  • cultural diversity

Notable Ideas

  • Linguistic marketplaces


  • Max Weber, Karl Marx, Wittgenstein

Academic Life

He was a prolific author and highly regarded social scientific researcher in his own right. His book, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, published in 1984, is considered to be the sixth most important twentieth century social scientific work.

Main Publications

  • Bourdieu, P.(1982). Die feinen Unterschiede. Kritik der gesellschaftlichen Urteilskraft. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a. M. 1982 (franz. La distinction. Critique sociale du jugement. Paris 1979).

  • Bourdieu, P.(1984). Distinction: a Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste, trans. Richard Nice. Harvard University Press.

  • Bourdieu, P. (1990). The Logic of Practice. Cambridge: Polity.

  • Bourdieu, P. (1991). Language and symbolic power. Cambridge: Polity.

  • Bourdieu, P and Wacquant, L. J. (1992). Réponses pour une anthropologie réflexive. Paris : Seuil.

  • Bourdieu, P. (1993). Sociology in Question. London : Sage.

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