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Author Hilgers, Mathieu, 1979-

Title Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields : Concepts and Applications
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (309 pages)
Series Routledge Advances in Sociology
Routledge advances in sociology.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction to Pierre Bourdieu''s theory of social fields; Part I Theoretical investigations; 1 Was Bourdieu a field theorist?; 2 The limits of the field: elements for a theory of the social differentiation of activities; 3 The field: a Leibnizian perspective in sociology; Part II Education, culture and organization; 4 Collective agents in the school field: positions, dispositions and position taking in educational and vocational guidance
5 The literary field between the State and the market6 A heuristic tool: on the use of the concept of the field in two studies in the sociology of culture; Part III The State and public policy; 7 The field of power and the relative autonomy of social fields: the case of Belgium; 8 The fields of public policy; 9 Field theory and organizational power: four modes of influence among public policy ''think tanks''; 10 Crafting the neoliberal State: workfare and prisonfare in the bureaucratic field; Afterword: theory of fields in the postcolonial age; Index
Summary Bourdieu's theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of its methodology and relevance in different subject areas in the social sciences and humanities. Part I ""theoretical investigations"" offers a theoretical account of the theory, while also identifying some of its limitations and discussing several strategies to overcome them. Part II "
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Subject Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002.
Sociology -- Methodology.
Sociology -- France -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Mangez, √Čric.
ISBN 1317678591 (electronic bk.)
9781317678595 (electronic bk.)