Outline of a theory of practice

@inproceedings{Bourdieu1972OutlineOA,
  title={Outline of a theory of practice},
  author={P. Bourdieu and Richard Nice},
  year={1972}
}
Outline of a Theory of Practice is recognized as a major theoretical text on the foundations of anthropology and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu, a distinguished French anthropologist, develops a theory of practice which is simultaneously a critique of the methods and postures of social science and a general account of how human action should be understood. With his central concept of the habitus, the principle which negotiates between objective structures and practices, Bourdieu is able to… Expand

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