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Title:
Pierre Bourdieu
Author:
Jenkins, Richard, 1952-
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xxii, 190 pages ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780415285278

9780415285261
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Book

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Summary

This short critical introduction to Pierre Bourdieu's thought is a model of clarity and insight. Where Bourdieu's own writings are often complex, even ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the point. He emphasizes Bourdieu's contributions to theory and methodology while also dealing in detail with his substantive studies of education, social stratification and culture. His book provides the best short English-language introduction to Bourdieu's work.
'As Jenkins points out in the final pages of his book, criticism can be the sincerest form of flattery. I particularly relished his critical approach to the work of Bourdieu and believe that he has written a timely introduction which both undergraduates and experienced teachers will find stimulating and enjoyable.'- Mike Hepworth, University of Aberdeen


Author Notes

Richard Jenkins is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Preface to the 2002 editionp. ix
Chapter 1 A Book for Readingp. 9
Chapter 2 Anthropology and Structuralismp. 24
Chapter 3 Experiments in Epistemologyp. 45
Chapter 4 Practice, Habitus and Fieldp. 66
Chapter 5 Symbolic Violence and Social Reproductionp. 103
Chapter 6 Culture, Status and Distinctionp. 128
Chapter 7 Use of Languagep. 152
Chapter 8 Using Bourdieup. 175
Reading Bourdieup. 121
Name indexp. 185
Subject indexp. 188