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Pierre Bourdieu and cultural theory : critical investigations / Bridget Fowler

Main Author Fowler, Bridget Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Sage Publications, 1997 Description 200 p. ; 24 cm Series Theory, culture and society) ISBN 0-8039-7626-7 CDU 19 BOURDIEU
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In this first comprehensive and systematic study of Pierre BourdieuÆs theory of culture and habitus, Bridget Fowler examines the intellectual context of BourdieuÆs work, while providing an exacting and systematic reading of the development of his thinking on "cultural capital." Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Theory outlines the key critical debates that inform BourdieuÆs work: the role of Lukßcs and Goldmann, BenjaminÆs discussion of the sacred and the secular; and HabermasÆs examination of communication. Fowler goes on to provide a lexicon of BourdieuÆs thought in cultural theory, explaining the importance of capitalùeconomic and social, symbolic, and culturalùas well as outlining the importance of key terms like habitus, practice and strategy, "legitimate culture," and consumer society, in the context of BourdieuÆs analysis of capitalism and modernity. There is also substantive analysis of BourdieuÆs work on contemporary culture. This critical examination concludes with a discussion of the state and education as exemplified in BourdieuÆs latest work. Comprehensive, critical, and rigorous, this is the definitive guide to the changing contours of BourdieuÆs cultural theory. It will be the essential reference for students of sociology, cultural studies, and social theory.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Part 1 Interpretative Studies
  • Situating Bourdieu
  • Cultural Theory and Sociological Perspectives
  • Bourdieu's Cultural Theory
  • Bourdieu, Postmodernism, Modernity
  • Part 2 Critical Investigations
  • The Popular and the Middlebrow
  • Bourdieu, the Popular and the Periphery
  • The Historical Genesis of Bourdieu's Cultural Theory
  • Bourdieu and Modern Art
  • Conclusion
  • The Case of Impressionism

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