Political Bourdieu

Political Bourdieu : Anti-capitalism and the Public Intellectual

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Pierre Bourdieu died in 2002, but his status as a politically engaged academic only fully emerged in the last few years of a long and active life as a scholar and public intellectual. Although there are now many books on Bourdieu, this book stands out as being the only one that focuses on the political significance of his work and activity. This edited collection brings together an excellent list of leading authorities including Jeremy Lane, Alex Callinicos and Bridget Fowler with others, like Philippe Corcuff, Gerard Mauger and Jacques Bidet, creating a welcome cross-Channel dimension. This book is essential for students of political theory and philosophy as well as activists seeking inspiration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 139.7 x 209.55 x 28.19mm | 453.59g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0745324258
  • 9780745324258

About Jim Wolfreys

Jim Wolfreys lectures in French politics at King's College London and is co-author with Peter Fysh of The Politics of Racism in France (Macmillan, 2003). He is co-editor of Refuting Revisionism: History and Revolution (Verso, 2007).
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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Jim Wolfreys2. Jeremy Lane: "L'invasion neo-liberale"?: Contextualising Bourdieu's Critique of Neoliberalism3.Gerard Mauger: The Politics of Sociology4. Bridget Fowler: Sketches towards a Feminist Materialism - The Contribution of Pierre Bourdieu5. Tony Andreani: Bourdieu Beyond and Behind Marx6. Jacques Bidet: Bourdieu and Historical Materialism7. Hong Sung-Min: Two Faces of the Habitus in Bourdieu's Sociology8. Philippe Corcuff: Anthropologies and Political Philosophies in Bourdieu's Sociology9. Alex Callinicos: Bourdieu and the Universal Class10. Jim Wolfreys: Bourdieu and the World of Work
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