Bourdieu constructs a map of the intellectual field in France and analyzes the forms of capital power, the lines of conflict and the patterns of change which characterize the system of higher education in France today.
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'A magnificent analysis of French intellectual life. Based on extensive survey work ... it is also informed by an acute intelligence.' New Statesman and Society
'Bourdieu's study, Homo Academicus has been on the best seller list in Paris. It will soon become a reference book, a fundamental contribution to the study of higher education.' Higher Education in France
'Thorough and incisive.' Anthropology in Action
1. A "Book For Burning"?.
2. The Conflict of the Faculties.
3. Types of Capital and Forms of Power.
4. The Defence of the Corps and the Break in Equilibrium.
5. The Critical Moment.
Post-Script: The Categories of Professorial Judgement.