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.CvetiA¾anin, P. and Popescu, M. (2011) a#39;The art of making classes in Serbia: another particular case of the possiblea#39;, Poetics, 39(6): 444a€“468. Goldthorpe, J.H. (1982) a#39;The service class: its formation and futurea#39;, in A. Giddens and G. Mackenzie (eds), Social ... a#39;Updating cultural capital theory: a discussion based on studies in Denmark and Britaina#39;, Poetics, 39(6): 566a€“580. Rose, D. and Pevalin, D. (2003) A Researchera#39;s Guide to the National Statistics Socio- Economic Classification, anbsp;...

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


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