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Bourdieu and Organizations: Hidden Traces, Macro Influence, and Micro Potential  

Tim Hallett and Matthew Gougherty

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter examines the relationship between Bourdieu’s sociology and organizational research, some of the ways he has been influential, how his ideas have been used, and new ... More

Bourdieu and Schutz: Bringing Together Two Sons of Husserl  

Will Atkinson

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract This chapter considers the relationship between the sociologies of Pierre Bourdieu and Alfred Schutz. It begins by making plain the shared rootedness of many of their ... More

Bourdieu and the Body  

Catherine Connell and Ashley Mears

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract The work of Pierre Bourdieu provides a framework to see how class position is written on the body and expressed through classed styles of walking, talking, gesturing, ... More

Bourdieu and the Sociology of Intellectual Life  

Thomas Medvetz

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract Having grown up in the relative cultural backwater of Béarn, in southwestern France, Pierre Bourdieu found himself wrenched and jolted by his earliest encounters with ... More

Bourdieu in the Post-Communist World  

Liliana Pop

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
The collapse of the communist regimes in the former Soviet bloc and the subsequent economic, political, social, and cultural transformations opened up new challenges for social science ... More

Bourdieu’s International Circulation: An Exercise in Intellectual Mapping  

Marco Santoro, Andrea Gallelli, and Barbara Grüning

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
An influential figure in the French intellectual field since the 1960s, Pierre Bourdieu (1930–2002) is increasingly influential also—and probably mainly—on a global scale. In fact, the ... More

Bourdieu’s Uneven Influence on Anglophone Canadian Sociology  

John McLevey, Allyson Stokes, and Amelia Howard

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Pierre Bourdieu is one of the most influential and widely cited figures in anglophone Canadian sociology. Since the first decade of the twenty-first century, in particular, his theories ... More

Bourdieu’s Unlikely Contribution to the Human Sciences  

John Levi Martin

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract The author of this chapter proposes that we consider Bourdieu’s work neither on its own terms, nor in the terms of the postwar French academic field, but in terms of the ... More

Bourdieusian Field Theory and the Reorientation of Historical Sociology  

George Steinmetz

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract This chapter explores some of the ways Bourdieusian theory is reinvigorating historical sociology. The first section reconstructs Bourdieu’s increasingly serious ... More

A Concise Genealogy and Anatomy of Habitus  

Loïc Wacquant

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract The concept of habitus plays a central role in Bourdieu’s dispositional theory of action, itself part of his lifelong effort to develop a science of practice and a ... More

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