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Acts of resistance : against the new myths of our time / Pierre Bourdieu; trad. Richard Nice

Main Author Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002 Secondary Author Nice, Richard Country Reino Unido. Publication Cambridge : Polity Press, 1998 Description IX, 108 p. ; 19 cm ISBN 0-7456-2218-6 CDU 19 BOURDIEU
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In his most explicitly political work to date, Pierre Bourdieu speaks out against the new myths of our time - especially those associated with neo-liberalism - and offers a passionate defence of the public interest. The withdrawal of the state from many areas of social life in recent years - housing, health, social services, etc. - has produced growing despair in the most deprived sections of the population; the dismantling of public welfare in the name of private enterprise, flexible markets and global competitiveness is increasing the misery of those who have suffered most. In this sharp, uncompromising attack on neo-liberalism and those who champion it - from the IMF to the President of the Bundesbank, from politicians to academic commentators - Bourdieu stands up for the interests of the powerless and helps to give a voice to those individuals, groups and social movements whose views are rarely heard in the dominant media.

A powerful plea for a new internationalism which would seek to defend the public interest and the social rights of ordinary people against the new prophets of the marketplace, this important and timely book by one of Europe's most outstanding intellectuals deserves to be widely read.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • To the Reader
  • The left hand and the right hand of the State
  • Against the destruction of a civilization
  • The thoughts of Chairman Tietmeyer
  • The government finds the people irresponsible
  • The movement of the unemployed, a social miracle
  • References
  • Job insecurity is everywhere now
  • Sollers tel quel
  • The status of foreigners: a shibboleth
  • Abuse of power by the advocates of reason
  • The train driver's remark
  • The myth of "globalization" and the European welfare state
  • Social scientists, economic science and the social movement
  • The negative intellectual
  • Neo-liberalism, the utopia (becoming a reality) of unlimited exploitation
  • For a new internationalism
  • Return to television

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Pierre Bourdieu was Professor of Sociology at the Collège de France

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