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Pierre Bourdieu(French:; 1 August 1930 23 January 2002) was aand.Bourdieu’s contributions to the sociology of education, the theory of sociology, and sociology ofhave achieved wide influence in several related academic fields (e.g. anthropology,and, education,, and). During his academic career he was primarily associated with theinand the.
Bourdieu’s work was primarily concerned with the dynamics of power in society, especially the diverse and subtle ways in which power is transferred and social order is maintained within and across generations. In conscious opposition to thetradition of much of, his work often emphasized the corporeal nature of social life and stressed the role ofand embodiment in. Building upon the theories of,,,,,,,,,,,,,andamong others, his research pioneered novel investigative frameworks and methods, and introduced such influential concepts as,, andforms of capital (as opposed to traditional economic forms of), the, the, theor location, and. Another notable influence on Bourdieu was, after whom Bourdieu titled hisPascalian Meditations.
Bourdieu was a prolific author, producing hundreds of articles and three dozen books, nearly all of which are now available in English. His best-known book is(1979), in which he argues that judgments of taste are related to social position, or more precisely, are themselves acts of social positioning. The argument is put forward by an original combination ofand data fromsurveys, photographs and interviews, in an attempt to reconcile difficulties such as how to understand the subject within objective structures. In the process, Bourdieu attempts to reconcile the influences of both external social structures and subjective experience on the individual.The book would go on to be named “the sixth most important sociological work of the twentieth century” by the(ISA).