Pierre bourdieu was one of the most influential social thinkers of the past half century known for both his theoretical and methodological contributions and his wide ranging empirical investigations into colonial power in algeria the educational system in france the forms of state power and the history of artistic and scientific fields among many other topics. The oxford handbook of pierre bourdieu fills this gap by offering a sweeping overview of bourdieus impact on the social sciences and humanities thomas medvetz and jeffrey j sallaz have gathered a diverse array of leading scholars who place bourdieus work in the wider scope of intellectual history trace the development of his thought offer . The oxford handbook of pierre bourdieu examines the legacy of one of the most influential social thinkers of the last half century taken together these writings offer a comprehensive overview of read more. Pierre bourdieu was arguably the most important social theorist of the twentieth century a french sociologist he produced during his lifetime scores of empirical studies that laid the foundation for a rich theoretical program. The oxford handbook of pierre bourdieu examines the legacy of one of the most influential social thinkers of the last half century taken together these writings offer a comprehensive overview of bourdieus biography his main theoretical ideas and his ongoing influence on the social sciences
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