Pierre Bourdieu is a prominent social theorist and researcher in contemporary sociology.
In this critical examination of his oeuvre David Swartz focuses on a central theme in Bourdieu's work - the complex relationship between culture and power, and explains that sociology for Bourdieu is a mode of political intervention.
Swartz clarifies Bourdieu's difficult concepts, noting where they have been misinterpreted by critics, and where they have fallen short in resolving important analytical issues.
The book also shows how Bourdieu has synthesized his theory of practices and symbolic power from Durkheim, Marx, and Weber, and how his work was influenced by Sartre, Levi-Strauss, and Althusser.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 340 pages, 1 line drawing, 1 table
- Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
- Publication Date: 24/02/1998
- Category: Cultural studies
- ISBN: 9780226785950