Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Bourdieu : The Last Musketeer of the French Revolution

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This book provides an innovative cultural analysis of Pierre Bourdieu's oeuvre. Surpassing prior introductory presentations and critical discussions of his work, the book keenly exposes Bourdieu's overarching political commitment to the French Revolution and to the ideals of the Enlightenment. It is a must read for those interested in Bourdieu and for those seeking an understanding of the interplay between culture and social theory.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739125001
  • 9780739125007

About Gad Yair

Gad Yair is associate professor and chair of the department of sociology and anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, and co-author of The Golem in German Social Theory.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Bourdieu's Politics of the Revolution Chapter 2 Chapter 1. The Ancien Regime and the Revolution Chapter 3 Chapter 2. The Contra-Revolutionaries: Schools and the Ancien Regime Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Democracy, Equality, and Merit in Higher Education Chapter 5 Chapter 4. The Treason of the Public Museum Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Vive la (Sexual) Revolution: Bourdieu on Masculine Domination Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Civilization Goes Down: USA, Non-Liberalism, and Imperialism Chapter 8 Chapter 7. A Raging Revolutionary: Bourdieu on the Role of the Social Sciences Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Deep Cultural Codes and Social Theory: Bourdieu as Exemplar Chapter 10 Conclusionsshow more

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