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Distinction : a social critique of the judgement of taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book contributes to current debates on the theory of culture and a challenge to the major theoretical schools in contemporary sociology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Bourdieu
ISBN: 0415045460 9780415045469 0710211074 9780710211071
OCLC Number: 16921682
Language Note: Translation of: La distinction: critique sociale du jugement.
Description: xiv, 613 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The aristocracy of culture --
The social space and its transformations --
The sense of distinction --
Cultural goodwill --
The choice of the necessary --
Culture and politics --
Conclusion: classes and classifications --
Postscript: towards a 'vulgar' critique of 'pure' critiques --
Appendices: 1. Some reflections on the method --
2. Complementary sources --
3. Statistical data --
4. Associations: a parlour game. A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste --
The Aristocracy of Culture --
The Titles of Cultural Nobility --
Cultural Pedigree --
The Economy of Practices --
The Social Space and Its Transformations --
Class Condition and Social Conditioning --
A Three-Dimensional Space --
Reconversion Strategies --
The Habitus and the Space of Life-Styles --
The Homology between the Spaces --
The Universes of Stylistic Possibles --
The Dynamics of the Fields --
The Correspondence between Goods Production and Taste Production --
Symbolic Struggles --
Class Tastes and Life-Styles --
The Sense of Distinction --
The Modes of Appropriation of the Work of Art --
The Variants of the Dominant Taste --
The Mark of Time --
Temporal and Spiritual Powers --
Cultural Goodwill --
Knowledge and Recognition --
Education and the Autodidact --
Slope and Thrust --
The Variants of Petit-Bourgeois Taste --
The Declining Petite Bourgeoisie --
The Executant Petite Bourgeoisie --
The New Petite Bourgeoisie --
From Duty to the Fun Ethic --
The Choice of the Necessary --
The Taste for Necessity and the Principle of Conformity --
The Effects of Domination --
Culture and Politics --
Selective Democracy --
Status and Competence --
The Right to Speak --
Personal Opinion --
The Modes of Production of Opinion --
Dispossession and Misappropriation --
Moral Order and Political Order --
Class Habitus and Political Opinions --
Supply and Demand --
The Political Space --
The Specific Effect of Trajectory --
Political Language --
Conclusion: Classes and Classifications.
Other Titles: Distinction.
Responsibility: Pierre Bourdieu ; translated by Richard Nice.

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