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Cultural Theory | Social Theory

December 1999 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
An accessible and readable introduction to Bourdieu's work, this book places him in intellectual and historical context, and shows how Bourdieu is best understood as a cultural analyst. It traces his development from his early work on education to his relationship to cultural sociology and cultural studies. The book also gives detailed examples, drawn from Bourdieu's own work, to show how he makes sense of contemporary culture.

Robbins guides the reader authoritatively through Bourdieu's wide-ranging body of theoretical and analytical work and offers a framework within which the most recent aspects of that work can be understood.

 
PART ONE: THE CAREER
 
An Insider/Outside Frenchman
 
PART TWO: THE CONCEPTS
 
The Socio-Genesis of the Thinking Instruments
 
Production, Reception and Reproduction
 
PART THREE: THE CASE STUDIES
 
Flaubert and the Social Ambivalence of Literary Invention
 
Courr[gr]eges, the Fashion System and Anti-Semiology
 
Manet, the Mus[ac]ee d'Orsay and the Installation of Art
 
PART FOUR: THE CRITICISMS
 
Evaluating Fragmented Responses
 
Meta-Criticism
Charting Interminable Territory  
 
Conclusion
Commending the Bourdieu Paradigm: The Sociologist as Conceptual Artist  

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