Pierre Bourdieu

A Critical Introduction

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Author: Jeremy F. Lane

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745315010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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'This beautifully written and lucidly argued study is the most persuasive account of Bourdieu's work yet to be published. Lane illuminates much that can puzzle a foreign readership by expertly situating Bourdieu within a French context. At the same time he points to those aspects of Bourdieu's writing which are of particular relevance to contemporary debates on questions of citizenship and globalization. He gives a fascinating account of Bourdieu's astonishingly prescient analyses of the impact of the expansion of higher education, the influence of the mass media, the growth of the culture industries, and the changing nature of political and social elites, not just in France, but in the western world.' Professor Jill Forbes, Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London

Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought

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Author: Christopher John Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135455643

Category: Reference

Page: 746

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In this wide-ranging guide to twentieth-century French thought, leading scholars offer an authoritative multi-disciplinary analysis of one of the most distinctive and influential traditions in modern thought. Unlike any other existing work, this important work covers not only philosophy, but also all the other major disciplines, including literary theory, sociology, linguistics, political thought, theology, and more.

La France et ses administrations : un état des savoirs

France and its public administrations : A state of the art

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Author: Jean-Michel Eymeri–Douzans,Geert Bouckaert

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2802740849

Category: Law

Page: 272

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En pleine congruence avec l’ambition du Groupe Européen pour l’Administration Publique d’encourager les échanges interculturels, ce livre constitue une entreprise originale, mi-anglophone mi-francophone. Cet ouvrage issu du Congrès du GEAP 2010 a pour objet de combler un déplorable fossé et de donner une visibilité internationale au « cas français ». Dès lors ce livre, en 18 chapitres rédigés en français par une équipe interdisciplinaire (politistes, sociologues, historiens, socio-historiens, juristes) avec plus de 150 pages en anglais et une vaste bibliographie unifiée, entend offrir à tous les spécialistes de l’administration publique de par le monde un point d’accès unique au plus récent état des savoirs sur l’administration en France – ce pays où le mot État s’écrit avec un E majuscule. ============================================ In full compliance with the ambition of the European Group for Public Administration to encourage cross-cultural exchanges, this book is a genuinely original undertaking. It is a hybrid Anglophone-Francophone product. This book from EGPA 2010 Conference purpose to bridge a regrettable gap and to give international visibility to the “French case”. Thus, this book, in 18 chapters written in French by an interdisciplinary team (political scientists, sociologists, historians, sociohistorians, jurists) with more than 150 pages in English and a vast unified bibliography, offers to all students of public administration in the world a unique entry gate to the latest state of the art of administrative studies in France – this country where the State is to be spelled with a capital S.

Relative Values

Reconfiguring Kinship Studies

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Author: Sarah Franklin,Susan McKinnon

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822327967

Category: Social Science

Page: 519

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DIVA collection of essays that redefine and transform the field of kinship./div

National traditions in sociology

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Author: Nikolaĭ Genov

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 248

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Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the discipline of sociology has grown enormously--in its literature, in its influence, and in its institutional development. Now, as a result of it being recognized as a major field of study in all parts of the world, sociology has entered a new phase of its existence--as a genuine international science. Nikolai Genov looks back over the past few decades since World War II to study the manner in which national conditions determine the content of sociological theorizing. The present collection provides abundant empirical evidence and theoretical analyses of the wide variety of national sociological traditions--contributed by well known scholars in the international scientific community. Intriguing case studies are used to represent the major regions of worldwide sociology and to cover its main theoretical directions. The contributors suggest that there is a growing need for scholars to understand the context of disciplinary development in other countries. This indispensable volume will make the mutual understanding among scholars easier and enrich their visions on the means and ends of international sociology. "These essays, well written and carefully documented, are both interesting and intriguing. What one learns is that the culture, politics, and traditions of each of these countries shape the discipline, order the research agendas, and define the central issues of the field. . . . For the professional sociologist this collection offers a marvelous opportunity to discover how one's colleagues in other countries approach sociology. But it also offers an opportunity for the professional sociologist to realize that American sociology is not universally accepted as the model of the discipline. Indeed, after reading this volume one might gain an appreciation and understanding of how American sociologists champion their approach." --Choice

Educational Policies and Inequalities in Europe

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Author: M. Demeuse,D. Frandji,D. Greger,J. Rochex

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230358659

Category: Education

Page: 325

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This book analyzes policies in eight European countries that aim to intervene in the reproduction of social and educational inequalities. In order to understand why some policies succeed and others fail, it is necessary to look at education systems through cross-national comparison.

The Dublin Review

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Author: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Monographic Series

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Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature in series

Page: N.A

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Franco-Gallia

Kritisches organ für französische sprache und literatur

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Author: Adolf Kressner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: French language

Page: N.A

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National Union Catalog

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

A Poisoned Past

The Life and Times of Margarida de Portu, a Fourteenth-Century Accused Poisoner

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Author: Steven Bednarski

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604794

Category: History

Page: 224

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This is the story of Margarida de Portu, a fourteenth-century French medieval woman accused of poisoning her husband to death. As Bednarski points out, the story is important not so much for what it tells us about Margarida but for how it illuminates a past world. Through the depositions and accusations made in court, the reader learns much about medieval women, female agency, kin networks, solidarity, sex, sickness, medicine, and law. Unlike most histories, this book does not remove the author from the analysis. Rather, it lays bare the working methods of the historian. Throughout his tale, Bednarski skillfully weaves a second narrative about how historians "do" history, highlighting the rewards and pitfalls of working with primary sources. The book opens with a chapter on microhistory as a genre and explains its strengths, weaknesses, and inherent risks. Next is a narrative of Margarida's criminal trial, followed by chapters on the civil suits and appeal and Margarida's eventual fate. The book features a rough copy of a court notary, a notorial act, and a sample of a criminal inquest record in the original Latin. A timeline of Margarida's life, list of characters, and two family trees provide useful information on key people in the story. A map of late medieval Manosque is also provided.

André Masson and the Surrealist Self

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Author: Clark V. Poling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300135626

Category: Art

Page: 201

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This richly documented book examines the attempts of the French Surrealist artist André Masson (1896–1987) to define “self” in his art in the period between the early 1920s and 1940, the most fruitful period of classic Surrealism, culminating in the emergence of existentialism. Through a close reading of Masson’s paintings, drawings, and writings, Clark Poling explores the ways in which the artist figured the self—as fragmented, dissolved, merged with other selves and with the natural environment, and, ultimately, reconstituted and consolidated. Masson’s work, Poling argues, reveals his involvement with modern conceptions of the self that he absorbed from Nietzsche and the Surrealist writers, as well as from other sources in philosophy, psychology, psychoanalysis and ethnography. He traces Masson’s articulation of these ideas in paintings and graphic works, using his correspondence from the Surrealist period and his many subsequent writings as supporting evidence.

Rückkehr nach Reims

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Author: Didier Eribon

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518744399

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Als sein Vater stirbt, reist Didier Eribon zum ersten Mal nach Jahrzehnten in seine Heimatstadt. Gemeinsam mit seiner Mutter sieht er sich Fotos an – das ist die Ausgangskonstellation dieses Buchs, das autobiografisches Schreiben mit soziologischer Reflexion verknüpft. Eribon realisiert, wie sehr er unter der Homophobie seines Herkunftsmilieus litt und dass es der Habitus einer armen Arbeiterfamilie war, der es ihm schwer machte, in der Pariser Gesellschaft Fuß zu fassen. Darüber hinaus liefert er eine Analyse des sozialen und intellektuellen Lebens seit den fünfziger Jahren und fragt, warum ein Teil der Arbeiterschaft zum Front National übergelaufen ist. Das Buch sorgt seit seinem Erscheinen international für Aufsehen. So widmete Édouard Louis dem Autor seinen Bestseller »Das Ende von Eddy«.