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Political Interventions

Social Science and Political Action

Pierre Bourdieu, David Fernbach (Translator), Franck Poupeau (Text by (Art/Photo Books))


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Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential critical social theorists of the second half of the 20th century, once described sociology as 'a combat sport'. This comprehensive collection of his writings on politics and social science bears out that vision.

Praise For Political Interventions: Social Science and Political Action

“France’s leading sociologist, its most influential intellectual—and one of its angriest men.”—London Review of Books

“A leading French sociologist and maverick intellectual.”—New York Times

“The most convincing embodiment of the politically active intellectual since Jean-Paul Sartre or Michel Foucault.”—The Times

“Pierre Bourdieu ... was, for many, the leading intellectual of present-day France ... a thinker in the same rank as Foucault, Barthes and Lacan.”—Guardian

“Since the 1960s Pierre Bourdieu’s terrific constancy has been there to hold us to the vision and divisions of criticism, detachment, reason, truth.”—Times Higher Education Supplement

“Bourdieu is the rare kind of intellectual author who makes sense outside of the university.”—New Statesman

Verso, 9781844671892, 398pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2008

About the Author

Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) was Professor of Sociology at the College de France and Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He was the author of many books, most notably "Distinction," "The Rules of Art," "The State Nobility," "Homo Academicus," "The Logic of Practice," and "The Weight of the World."