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Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu

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Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu - Swartz, David L
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Power is the central organizing principle of all social life, from culture and education to stratification and taste. And there is no more prominent name in the analysis of power than that of noted sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. Throughout his career, Bourdieu challenged the commonly held view that symbolic power-the power to dominate-is solely symbolic. He emphasized that symbolic power helps create and maintain social hierarchies, which form the very bedrock of political life. By the time of his death in 2002, Bourdieu had ...

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Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu 2013, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226925011

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