The works of Pierre Bourdieu occupy a central place in the current development of world sociology. This volume offers an accessible but challenging introduction to Bourdieu's ideas. In a series of discussions, lectures and interviews, the range of Bourdieu's ideas is laid out and its relation to other disciplines and other sociological schools is explored. The issues developed include the sociology of culture, leisure and taste; the intrinsic reflexivity of social science; and the role of language in society and social sciences.
The Art of Standing Up to Words
A Science that Makes Trouble
The Sociologist in Question
Are Intellectuals Out of Play?
How Can `Free-Floating Intellectuals' Be Set Free?
For a Sociology of Sociologists
The Paradox of the Sociologist
What Talking Means
Some Properties of Fields
The Linguistic Market
'Youth' is Just a Word
|Origin and Evolution of the Species|
The Metamorphosis of Tastes
How Can Anyone Be a Sportsman?
Haute Couture and Haute Culture
But Who Created the `Creators'?
Public Opinion Does Not Exist
Culture and Politics
Strikes and Political Action
The Racism of `Intelligence'