Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Soft cover, very good condition.
"Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste" by Pierre Bourdieu is a seminal sociological work that examines the role of cultural capital in shaping social inequality. Bourdieu explores how social class influences an individual's tastes, preferences, and consumption patterns, thereby creating symbolic boundaries and reinforcing social distinctions. Through extensive empirical research, Bourdieu reveals the intricate mechanisms through which cultural practices and preferences become markers of social status, perpetuating a hierarchy of power and privilege. By delving into the realms of aesthetics, education, and lifestyle choices, Bourdieu offers a thought-provoking analysis of how social class operates beyond economic factors, shedding light on the complex interplay between culture, social structure, and power dynamics in modern societies.
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