© 1990

An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

The Practice of Theory

  • Richard Harker
  • Cheleen Mahar
  • Chris Wilkes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cheleen Mahar, Richard Harker, Chris Wilkes
    Pages 1-25
  3. Cheleen Mahar
    Pages 26-57
  4. Richard Harker
    Pages 86-108
  5. Chris Wilkes
    Pages 109-131
  6. Cheleen Mahar, Richard Harker, Chris Wilkes
    Pages 195-225
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 226-247

About this book


Pierre Bourdieu has been making a distinguished contribution to European sociology for the past 25 years. He is Professor of Sociology at the Collge de France in Paris and author of many influential books including, most recently, Distinction and Homo Academicus, which have both been translated into English. This book serves to introduce this important body of work to the Anglo-American world. In a cross-disciplinary collaboration Richard Harker, Cheleen Mahar and Chris Wilkes provide the reader with the necessary tools to understand this complex and rewarding body of French sociology. Post modernist sociology has already been influenced by the French theorist Foucault; it is likely that the generation to come will be reading Bourdieu.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Harker
    • 1
  • Cheleen Mahar
    • 2
  • Chris Wilkes
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EducationMassey UniverityNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Social AnthropologyMassey UniverityNew Zealand
  3. 3.Department of SociologyMassey UniversityNew Zealand

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