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Pierre Bourdieu: Culture and Capital
At the time of his death in 2002 Pierre Bourdieu was arguably one of the most influential social theorists in the world, but claimed that he did not engage in theorizing a?for the sake of ita what did he mean by this? How did Bourdieu see the relationship between theory and research, and theory and the a?everydaya? With these questions in mind, this lecture provides an overview of Pierre Bourdieuas work on culture, in particular assessing how Bourdieu saw power being maintained through the cultural sphere. His work on habitus and capital is critical for many social theorists and provides the basis.