Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Theory

Critical Investigations

by Fowler, Bridget

Description
This is the first comprehensive description of Pierre Bourdieu's theory of culture and habitus. Within the wider intellectual context of Bourdieu's work, this book provides a systematic reading of his assessment of the role of `cultural capital' in the production and consumption of symbolic goods.

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 capit

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: January 1997
  • English
  • 9781848609099 / 0803976259
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 29.99 GBP
  • Pages: 208
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Series: Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society
  • Series Part: 48
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001051869