The Routledge Companion to Bourdieu’s 'Distinction'

The Routledge Companion to Bourdieu’s 'Distinction'

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This edited collection explores the genesis of Bourdieu's classical book Distinction and its international career in contemporary Social Sciences. It includes contributions from contemporary sociologists from diverse countries who question the theoretical legacy of this book in various fields and national contexts. Invited authors review and exemplify current controversies concerning the theses promoted in Distinction in the sociology of culture, lifestyles, social classes and stratification, with a specific attention dedicated to the emerging forms of cultural capital and the logics of distinction that occur in relation to material consumption or bodily practices. They also empirically illustrate the theoretical contribution of Distinction in relation with such notions as field or habitus, which fruitfulness is emphasized in relation with some methodological innovations of the book. In this respect, a special focus is put on the emerging stream of qdistinction studiesq and on the opportunities offered by the geometrical data analysis of social spaces.Accordingly, an innova- tive class model, drawing on elements of Erik Olin Wrighta#39;s Marxist schemaa€”in particular so as to retain the category of ... regional Australia, with age, and with men rather than women, and it was most clearly exemplified in the manual working class. In this respect, their findings gave support to the emerging work on omnivorous taste cultures in the US by Richard Peterson and hisanbsp;...

Title:The Routledge Companion to Bourdieu’s 'Distinction'
Author: Philippe Coulangeon, Julien Duval
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-10-30

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