Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Theory: Critical Investigations - Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society (Hardback)Bridget Fowler (author)
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Bridget Fowler outlines the key critical debates that inform Bourdieu's work. She introduces his recent treatment of the rules of art, explains the importance of his concept of capital - economic and social, symbolic and cultural - and defines such key terms as habitus, practice and strategy, legitimate culture, popular art and distinction.
The book focuses particularly on Bourdieu's account of the nature of capitalist modernity, on the emergence of bohemia and, with the growth of the market, the invention of the artist as the main historical response to the changed place of art.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm
some of his more antagonistic claims. The author portrays Bourdieu's theory as comprehensive and sophisticated, less idealistic in its reserved attitude towards French post structuralism than it is truly
synthetic in its formulation of classical social theory in the wake of late capitalism. The monograph's inclusion in the series Theory, Culture & Society reflects this concern with the resurgence of interest in
cultural theory within the contemporary domains of social science and of the humanities in general' - Pragmatics