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Book review: Symbolic power, politics and intellectuals: the political sociology of Pierre Bourdieu

Mcdonagh, Luke T. (2013) Book review: Symbolic power, politics and intellectuals: the political sociology of Pierre Bourdieu. LSE Review of Books (09 Sep 2013). Website.

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"Symbolic Power, Politics and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu." David L. Swartz. University of Chicago Press. May 2013. --- 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 Pierre Bourdieu. In Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals, David L. Swartz delves into Bourdieu’s work to show how central – but often overlooked – power and politics are to an understanding of sociology. This book can be regarded as a superb piece of analysis, as well as a great read, and one which successfully sheds light on a neglected aspect of Bourdieu’s work, concludes Luke McDonagh.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2013 11:20
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54393

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