As a soldier in the French army, Pierre Bourdieu took thousands of photographs documenting the abject conditions and suffering (as well as the resourcefulness, determination, grace, and dignity) of the Algerian people as they fought in the Algerian War (1954-1962). Sympathizing with those he was told to regard as "enemies," Bourdieu became deeply and permanently invested in their struggle to overthrow French rule and the debilitations of poverty. Bourdieu immediately undertook the creation of a new ethnographic ...

Picturing Algeria 2014, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231148436

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Picturing Algeria 2012, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231148429