On Pierre Bourdieu

  title={On Pierre Bourdieu},
  author={Paul DiMaggio},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1460 - 1474}
  • Paul DiMaggio
  • Published 1 May 1979
  • Art
  • American Journal of Sociology
The encyclopedic efforts of Pierre Bourdieu, the prolific directeur d'etudes at L'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, are beginning to reach readers in the Anglo-Saxon world. Two of Bourdieu's most important works-Outline of a Theory of Practice (hereafter, Outline) and Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture (hereafter, Reproduction)-have recently been translated into English; an early work, The Algerians, was published in the 1960s; and a fourth volume, The Inheritors (Bourdieu 1979), is… 

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