Political Interventions

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Political Interventions

Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential critical social theorists ofthe second half of the twentieth century, once described sociology as "acombat sport." This comprehensive collection of his writings on politicsand social science, from early 1960s articles on the Algerian War ofIndependence to the last text he published before his death, proves that thisvision was enduring throughout his life – as well as a serious scholar Bourdieuwas always an outspoken public intellectual.

Political Interventions includes many texts hitherto unavailable inEnglish and, placing them in their historical context, reconstructs Bourdieu'svision of academic study and political activism as two sides of the sameprocess: the decoding and critique of social reality in order to transform it.

Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential critical social theorists of the second half of the twentieth century, once described sociology as “a combat sport.” This comprehensive collection of his writings on politics and social science, from early 1960s articles on the Algerian War of Independence to the last text he published before his death, proves that this vision was enduring throughout his life—as well as a serious scholar Bourdieu was always an outspoken public intellectual.

Political Interventions includes many texts hitherto unavailable in English and, placing them in their historical context, reconstructs Bourdieu’s vision of academic study and political activism as two sides of the same process: the decoding and critique of social reality in order to transform it.

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9781844671908

Non-Fiction

Verso Books

398

$39.95

Bourdieu, Pierre

02/28/2008

In Print

Paperback

English

Height: 9.25 Inches (US) Width: 6 Inches (US) Thickness: 1.25 Inches (US) Unit Weight: 1.45 Pounds (US)

Discepolo, Thierry Poupeau, Franck