- The Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Pierre Bourdieu, a Twentieth-Century Life
- Bourdieu’s International Circulation: An Exercise in Intellectual Mapping
- On the Reception of Bourdieu’s Sociology in the World’s Most Equal Societies
- Bourdieu’s Uneven Influence on Anglophone Canadian Sociology
- Reading Bourdieu in South Africa: Order Meets Disorder
- Bourdieu in the Post-Communist World
- Field Theory from a Transnational Perspective
- Transnational Social Fields
- Pierre Bourdieu and International Relations
- The Scientific Method and the Social Hierarchy of Objects
- Pierre Bourdieu’s Sociology of Education: Institutional Form and Social Inequality
- Bourdieu and Organizations: Hidden Traces, Macro Influence, and Micro Potential
- Pierre Bourdieu and the Study of Religion: Recent Developments, Directions, and Departures
- The Transdisciplinary Contribution of Pierre Bourdieu to the Study of the Academic Field and Intellectuals
- Bourdieu’s Capital(s): Sociologizing an Economic Concept
- The Poverty of Philosophy: Marx Meets Bourdieu
- Bourdieu and Schutz: Bringing Together Two Sons of Husserl
- Pierre Bourdieu and the Unthought Colonial State
- Bourdieu’s Unlikely Contribution to the Human Sciences
- Bourdieu and the Sociology of Intellectual Life
- Is a Bourdieusian Ethnography Possible?
- Bourdieu and Geometric Data Analysis
- Correspondence Analysis and Bourdieu’s Approach to Statistics: Using Correspondence Analysis within Field Theory
- A Concise Genealogy and Anatomy of Habitus
- Habitus and Beyond: Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant Looking at the Seams
- Bourdieu and the Body
- Tensions, Actors, and Inventions: Bourdieu’s Sociology of the State as an Unfinished but Promising Research Program
- Bourdieusian Field Theory and the Reorientation of Historical Sociology
- The Relevance of Bourdieu’s Concepts for Studying the Intersections of Poverty, Race, and Culture
- Four Transversal Principles for Putting Bourdieu to Work
Abstract and Keywords
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 research. Working with the methodological and conceptual tools of Pierre Bourdieu, including habitus, field, capital, symbolic power, hysteresis, and the logic of honor, among others, scholars have defined and addressed four clusters of important research questions: the possibility of systemic change and the emergence of “capitalism without capitalists”; mechanisms for legitimacy and stability, new configurations of stratification and lifestyles; marketing selves, the informal economy, and nationalism; and state-level strategies for redefining positions in the international political field. This chapter shows that, although much remains to be done across these areas, works that use Bourdieu’s insights to analyze post-communist regimes have provided more nuanced accounts and fuller explanations than those available in mainstream literatures, making up in salience what they lack in number.
Liliana Pop, Director, Liliana Pop Consulting Ltd.
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