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The Logic of Practice

By: Pierre Bourdieu (Collège de France)


Description

Now available in paperback, this book offers a major statement of Bourdieu's theoretical approach, illustrating it with examples from anthropology. It will consolidate his reputation as one of the most original and exciting theorists in the social sciences today.

Drawing on his own field work as well as a wide range of ethnographic and anthropological texts, Bourdieu unfolds a theoretical perspective which does justice to the practical logic of everyday action as well as the objective structures within which such action takes place. A thorough understanding of practice requires the anthropologist to move beyond objectivism and subjectivism and to grasp, by means of the concept of `habitus', the interplay of structures and practices in the ongoing conduct of everyday life.

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Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745610153
ISBN10
0745610153
Publication Dates ROW:
Jul 1992
Publication Dates US:
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jul 1992



Format
229 x 155 mm
8.98 x 6.09 in
Pages
344 pages

* Exam copies only available to lecturers for whom the book may be suitable as a course text.
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Reviews

'An opportunity to appreciate Bourdieu's work wholistically.' BSA Network

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Part I: Critique of Theoretical Reason.

Foreword.

1. Objectifying Objectification.

2. The Imaginary Anthropology of Subjectivism.

3. Structures, Habitus, Practices.

4. Belief and the Body.

5. The Logic of Practice.

6. The Work of Time.

7. Symbolic Capital.

8. Modes of Domination.

9. The Objectivity of the Subjective.

Part II: Practical Logics.

1. Land and Matrimonial Strategies.

2. The social uses of kinship.

3. Irresistible Analogy.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Author Information

Pierre Bourdieu was Professor of Sociology at the Collège de France.

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