By Michael James Grenfell
"The French social thinker Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) is now regarded as one of many significant thinkers of the 20 th century. In a occupation of over fifty years, Bourdieu studied a variety of themes: schooling, tradition, artwork, politics, economics, literature, legislation, and philosophy. all through those reviews, Bourdieu built a hugely specialized sequence of thoughts that he known as his "thinking tools", that have been used to discover the workings of latest society. Pierre Bourdieu: Key techniques takes a variety of his most crucial thoughts and examines them intimately. every one bankruptcy bargains with somebody proposal and are written with a purpose to be of instant use to the coed with very little past wisdom of Bourdieu. even as, every one bankruptcy additionally develops numerous dimensions round each one proposal to make the insurance of curiosity to the more matured reader."--Book cover. Read more...
content material: pt. I. Biography, concept and perform. advent --
Biography of Bourdieu / Michael Grenfell --
concept of perform / Derek Robbins --
pt. II. box concept: past subjectivity and objectivity. advent --
Habitus / Karl Maton --
box / Patricia Thomson --
pt. III. box mechanisms. creation --
Social type / Nick Crossley --
Capital / Robert Moore --
Doxa / Cécile Deer --
Hysteresis / Cheryl Hardy --
pt. IV. box stipulations. advent --
curiosity / Michael Grenfell --
Conatus / Steve Fuller --
agony / J. Daniel Schubert --
Reflexivity / Cécile Deer --
end / Michael Grenfell --
Postscript: methodological ideas / Michael Grenfell --
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However, throughout these two chapters, it will be stressed that both concepts should be seen as being inseparable, mutually constituted and always interpenetrating to produce the ontologically complicit relation referred to above. Note 1 The “s” is there to remind us that intentionality sets up a structure between the perceiver and what is perceived. 1 It is central to Bourdieu’s distinctive sociological approach, “field” theory, and philosophy of practice, and key to his originality and his contribution to social science.
6 of D. M. Robbins 2006a; 2006b. 6 For some consideration of this influence, see D. M. Robbins, “Framing Bourdieu”, 2007. 7 See Bourdieu 1990c; Bourdieu 1982b, passim. 40 PART II Field theory: beyond subjectivity and objectivity Introduction to Part II At one point in his work, Bourdieu refers to the “opposition” between subjectivism and objectivism as dividing the social sciences and as being “the most fundamental, and the most ruinous” (1990c: 25). He goes on to refer to them as “modes of knowledge” and declares a necessity to go beyond their mutual antagonism while preserving what has been gained from each.
Positing as its first axiom the “theoretical primacy of error”, it defines the progress of knowledge as an unceasing rectification. (Bourdieu et al. 1991b: 81). Social scientific practice must be pluralist and continuous. Some recognition of this contention would have eradicated so much criticism of Bourdieu which has tried to de-contextualize his work by ignoring his deliberate participation in collective activity and by “fixing” his historically produced concepts in order to generate a spuriously universal falsification of them.