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A landmark new series from one of the greatest sociologists of our time

229 x 152mm | 240 pages | November 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-1327-7 £25.00 | $35.00 | €32.90


Classification Struggles Course of General Sociology, Volume 1 (1981-1982) PIERRE BOURDIEU Translated by Peter Collier This is the first of five volumes based on lectures given by Pierre Bourdieu at the Collège de France in the early 1980s under the title ‘General Sociology’. In these lectures, Bourdieu sets out to define and defend sociology as an intellectual discipline. In doing so he introduces and clarifies all the key concepts for which he has become so well-known, such as field, capital and habitus, concepts that continue to shape the way that sociology is practiced today. This first volume focuses on the fundamental social processes of naming and classifying the world. Sociologists and others encounter a world already classified, where objects and social realities are marked by signs that have already been assigned to them. In order to avoid the naiveté and confusion that stem from taking for granted a world that has been socially constituted, sociologists must examine the part played by words in the construction of social things – or, to put it differently, the contribution that classification struggles, a dimension of all class struggles, play in the constitution of classes, including classes of age, sex, race and social class. An ideal introduction to some of Bourdieu’s most important ideas, this volume will appeal to the many who study his work, as well as general readers interested in one of the most important social thinkers of the twentieth century. PIERRE BOURDIEU (1930-2002) was one of the most influential sociologists and anthropologists of the late twentieth century. He was Professor of Sociology at the Collège de France and Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.

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