No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not ...

Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste 2014, Routledge, London

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Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste 2010, Routledge, London

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Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste 1987, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

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Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste 1985, Routledge, London

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Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste 1984, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

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