Pierre Bourdieu was one of the most influential social thinkers of the past half-century, known for both his theoretical and methodological contributions and his wide-ranging empirical investigations into colonial power in Algeria, the educational system in France, the forms of state power, and the history of artistic and scientific fields-among many other topics. Despite the depth and breadth of his influence, however, Bourdieu's legacy has yet to be assessed in a comprehensive manner. The Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu fills this gap by offering a sweeping overview of Bourdieu's impact on the social sciences and humanities.Thomas Medvetz and Jeffrey J. Sallaz have gathered a diverse array of leading scholars who place Bourdieu's work in the wider scope of intellectual history, trace the development of his thought, offer original interpretations and critical engagement, and discuss the likely impact of his ideas on future social research. The Handbook highlights Bourdieu's contributions to established areas of research-including the study of markets, the law, cultural production, and politics-and illustrates how his concepts have generated new fields and objects of study.
Table of Contents
Introduction1. Pierre Bourdieu, a Twentieth Century LifeThomas Medvetz and Jeffrey J. SallazPART I: REGIONAL PATTERNS OF APPROPRIATION2. Bourdieu's International Circulation: An Exercise in Intellectual MappingMarco Santoro, Andrea Gallelli and Barbara Grüning3. On the Reception of Bourdieu in the World's Most Equal SocietiesJohs Hjellbrekke and Annick Prieur4. Bourdieu's Uneven Influence in Anglophone Canadian SociologyJohn McLevey, Allyson Stokes, and Amelia Howard5. Reading Bourdieu in South AfricaKarl von Holdt6. Bourdieu in the Post-Communist WorldLiliana PopPART II: TAKING BOURDIEU GLOBAL7. Field Theory From a Transnational PerspectiveGisèle Sapiro8. Transnational Social FieldsNiilo Kauppi9. Pierre Bourdieu and International RelationsAntonin CohenPART III: DISCIPLINES AND SUBFIELDS10. The Scientific Method and the Social Hierarchy of ObjectsPierre Bourdieu11. Pierre Bourdieu's Sociology of Education: Institutional Form and Social InequalityElliot B. Weininger and Annette Lareau12. Bourdieu and Organizations: Hidden Traces, Macro Influence, and Micro PotentialTim Hallett and Matthew Gougherty13. Pierre Bourdieu and the Study of Religion: Recent Developments, Directions and DeparturesTerry Rey14. The Transdisciplinary Contribution of Pierre Bourdieu to the Study of the Academic Field and IntellectualsChristophe Charle (trans. Kristin Couper)PART IV: BOURDIEU'S CONCEPTS EMBEDDED15. Bourdieu's Capital(s): Sociologizing an Economic ConceptErik Neveu16. The Poverty of Philosophy: Marx Meets BourdieuMichael Burawoy17. Bourdieu and Schutz: Bringing Together Two Sons of HusserlWill Atkinson18. Pierre Bourdieu and the Unthought Colonial StateFranck Poupeau19. Bourdieu's Unlikely Contribution to the Human SciencesJohn Levi Martin20. Bourdieu and the Sociology of Intellectual LifeThomas MedvetzPART V: BOURDIEU'S CONCEPTS AS GENERATIVE AND OPEN-ENDED21. Is a Bourdieusian Ethnography Possible?Jeffrey J. Sallaz22. Bourdieu and Geometric Data AnalysisFrédéric Lebaron and Brigitte Le Roux23. Correspondence Analysis and Bourdieu's Approach to Statistics: Using Correspondence Analysis Within Field TheoryJulien Duval24. A Concise Genealogy and Anatomy of HabitusLoïc Wacquant25. Habitus and Beyond: Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant Looking at the SeamsClaudio E. Benzecry26. Bourdieu and the BodyCatherine Connell and Ashley Mears27. Tensions, Actors, and Inventions: Bourdieu's Sociology of the State as an Unfinished but Promising Research ProgramJens Arnholtz28. Bourdieusian Field Theory and the Reorientation of Historical SociologyGeorge Steinmetz29. The Relevance of Bourdieu's Concepts for Studying the Intersections of Poverty, Race, and CultureKerry Woodward30. Four Transversal Principles for Putting Bourdieu to WorkLoïc Wacquant