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Asia and the Shift in Marx’s Conception of Revolution and History  

Lin Chun

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Sep 2018
Through a revisit of the evolution of Marx’s ideas about Oriental society and the village community, this chapter explores the methodological meaning of Asia for the Marxist conception of ... More

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

Bourdieu, Distinction, and Aesthetic Consumption  

Omar Lizardo

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Oct 2018
This chapter argues that rather than being focused on the higher levels of consumption of aesthetic goods on the part of the educated class, Pierre Bourdieu’s main hypothesis in ... 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

Capital  

Andrew Kliman

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Nov 2018
This chapter explicates Marx’s concept of capital and highlights its centrality to his book Capital, arguing that Capital is specifically about capital, not all of capitalist society. In ... More

Capital in General and Competition: The Production and Distribution of Surplus Value  

Fred Moseley

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Sep 2018
This chapter argues that capital in general and competition are the two main levels of abstraction in Marx’s theory in Capital and that they correspond to the theories of the production of ... More

Capital: A Revolutionary Social Form  

Patrick Murray

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Nov 2018
Capital is the fundamental concept of modern social theory because capital is the foundation of bourgeois society. Unlike produced means of production, capital is a specific social form of ... More

Capitalist Crises and the State  

Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin

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Sep 2018
Capitalist development is a contradictory process prone to structural crises—the genesis, nature, and outcome of which are historically contingent and the resolution of which changes the ... More

Capitalist Social Reproduction: The Contradiction between Production and Social Reproduction Under Capitalism  

Martha E. Gimenez

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Nov 2018
This entry will look at Marx’s theoretical contributions to social reproduction in relationship to critical assessments of his alleged “neglect” of reproduction and to the development of ... More

Class and Class Struggle  

Henry Heller

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Sep 2018
This chapter affirms that class and class struggle were fundamental to Marx’s conception of history. His claims are affirmed as it is shown that upper-class demands for surplus and ... More

The Commodification of Knowledge and Information  

Tomás Rotta and Rodrigo Teixeira

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Nov 2018
This entry presents an analysis of the commodification of knowledge and information in contemporary capitalism. We provide a consistent account of how information as a commodity effects ... 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

Conclusion: Toward a New Paradigm for Understanding Poverty  

Mark R. Rank

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This concluding article proposes a new paradigm in which to understand poverty, focusing primarily on the United States even as several dimensions of the paradigm apply globally across ... More

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