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Faculty Book: Bryan S. Turner, ed.

Simon Susen and Bryan S. Turner, eds.

The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: Critical Essays (Key Issues in Modern Sociology) (Anthem Press, 2011)

The collection explores the legacy of Pierre Bourdieu in contemporary social theory from the standpoint of classical European sociology and from the broader perspective of transatlantic social science. To this end, the volume brings together contributions from prominent scholars in the field, providing a range of perspectives on the continuing relevance of Bourdieu’s thought to substantive problems in both social and political analysis, and pays special attention to Bourdieu’s roots in classical sociology by closely examining his intellectual connections with Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Émile Durkheim. By presenting an introduction to Bourdieu’s fundamental concepts (field, habitus, capital, and practice), this volume also serves as an introduction to modern sociology. The text includes an interview with Bourdieu which was not previously translated into English. Bryan S. Turner is presidential professor of sociology at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: APR 15, 2011

Category: Faculty Books, Sociology