Homo Academicus

Homo Academicus

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In this work, Pierre Bourdieu turns his attention to the academic world and offers an analysis of modern intellectual culture. The academy is shown to be not just a realm of dialogue and debate, but also a sphere of power in which reputations and careers are made, defended and destroyed. Bourdieu constructs a map of the intellectual field in France and analyses the forms of capital power, the lines of conflict and the patterns of change which characterize the system of higher education in France today.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 150 x 230mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 22 figures
  • 0745602584
  • 9780745602585

Table of contents

Preface to the English Edition Chapter 1 A "Book For Burning"?Chapter 2 The Conflict of the Faculties Chapter 3 Types of Capital and Forms of Power Chapter 4 The Defence of the Corps and the Break in Equilibrium Chapter 5 The Critical Moment Post-Script The Categories of Professorial Judgement Appendices Index.
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