Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Bourdieu : A Critical Introduction

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'This beautifully written and lucidly argued study is the most persuasive account of Bourdieu's work yet to be published. Lane illuminates much that can puzzle a foreign readership by expertly situating Bourdieu within a French context. At the same time he points to those aspects of Bourdieu's writing which are of particular relevance to contemporary debates on questions of citizenship and globalisation. He gives a fascinating account of Bourdieu's astonishingly prescient analyses of the impact of the expansion of higher education, the influence of the mass media, the growth of the culture industries, and the changing nature of political and social elites, not just in France, but in the western world.' - Professor Jill Forbes, Queen Mary and Westfield, University of Londonshow more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 223.8 x 20.1mm | 444.53g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745315062
  • 9780745315065

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'This beautifully written and lucidly argued study is the most persuasive account of Bourdieu's work yet to be published' -- Professor Jill Forbes, Queen Mary and Westfield, University of Londonshow more

About Jeremy F. Lane

John A Walker recently retired as Reader in Art and Design History at Middlesex University. The author of a number of books on art theory and aspects of popular culture, his other Pluto press titles include Cultural Offensive: America's Impact on British Art since 1945, and Art and Outrage: Provocation, Controversy and the Avant Garde.show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Peasants into Revolutionaries? 2. Frenchmen into Consumers? 3. Universities 4. Returning to Kabylia 5. Anthropology and Sociology 6. Old Wine, Distinctive New Bottles 7. Neo-Liberalism and the Defence of the `Universal' Conclusion Notes and References Bibliography Indexshow more

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