An Introduction to the Work of Pierre Bourdieu
Pierre Bourdieu has been making a contribution to European sociology for the past 25 years. At present, he is Professor of Sociology at the College de France in Paris and author of many books including "Distinction and Homo Academicus" which have been translated from the French to the English. This book serves to introduce this important body of work to the Anglo-American world. In a cross-disciplinary collaboration Harker, Mahar and Wilkes provide the reader with the necessary tools to introduce a complex and rewarding body of the French sociology. Post modernist sociology has already been influenced by the French theorist Foucault, and it is likely that the generation to come will be reading Bourdieu.