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Bourdieusian Prospects

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1. Introduction: The Prospects of a Bourdieusian Sociology, (Caragh Brosnan and Steven Threadgold) 2. Learning with Bourdieu: Pedagogy, Cosmology and Potty-Training, (Greg Noble) 3. Travelling with Bourdieu: Elite Schools and the Cultural Logics and Limits of Global Mobility, (Jane Kenway 4. Bourdieu and the Future of Knowledge in the University, (Caragh Brosnan) 5. Pierre Bourdieu: State, Enlightenment and the Scottish Literary Field, (Bridget Fowler) 6. Capitalising Culture: The Political Career of a Governmental Actor, (Tony Bennett) 7. Objects and Materials: With, against and beyond Bourdieu, (Elizabeth B. Silva) 8. Hermeneutic Bourdieu, (Simon Susen)

About the Author

Lisa Adkins is BHP Billiton Chair of Sociology at the University of Newcastle, Australia and Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Tampere and the University of Turku, Finland. Caragh Brosnan is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle, Australia. Steven Threadgold is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle, Australia.


'Written by well-known and highly respected experts in the field, this is an important collection. It is for all those interested in Bourdieu's work. The essays demonstrate how Bourdieu's concepts can be made useful in ways that complicates them at the same time as they themselves open up new research possibility.' - Ghassan Hage, Professor of Anthropology and Social Theory, University of Melbourne, Australia 'This is an engaging and thought-provoking collection that thinks "with and against" Bourdieu. The chapters here both engage with and suggest new departures from Bourdieu's own work to produce important insights and to suggest new directions for a sociology of the twenty-first century.' - Steph Lawler, Reader in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of York, UK

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