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Pierre Bourdieu - Algerian Sketches - 9780745646947 - V9780745646947
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Algerian Sketches

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Description for Algerian Sketches Hardback. * Pierre Bourdieu is one of the most influential sociologists and anthropologists of the late twentieth century. * This important new volume brings together his key writings on Algeria, where he did his first major fieldwork in the late 1950s and 1960s. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: 1HBA; 3JJP; 3JM; HBJH; HBLW3; HBLX; JP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 154 x 35. Weight in Grams: 674.
In the late 1950s, like tens of thousands of young men of his generation, Pierre Bourdieu, having recently passed the agrégation in philosophy, found himself immersed in the Algerian war. Motivated by an impulse that, as he himself says, ‘was civic rather than political’, nothing seemed more important to him than to understand the Algerian situation and provide the elements that would enable others to come to an informed judgement about it.

In extremely tough conditions and along with a small group of students, Bourdieu undertook a series of studies across an Algeria that was tightly ... Read more

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About Pierre Bourdieu
Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) was one of the most influential sociologists and anthropologists of the late twentieth century. He was professor of sociology at the Collège de France and Director of Studies at the École des hautes études en science sociales. His many works include Outline of a Theory of Practice, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, The ... Read more

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