Outline of a Theory of Practice
Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Soft cover, very good condition.
"Outline of a Theory of Practice" by Pierre Bourdieu offers a comprehensive exploration of the relationship between social structures, individual agency, and the construction of meaning. Bourdieu argues that individuals are shaped by the social contexts in which they exist, and their actions and behaviors are influenced by deeply ingrained habits and cultural dispositions. Drawing on his fieldwork in Algeria, Bourdieu examines the concept of habitus, a set of embodied dispositions and internalized social structures that guide individuals' thoughts, behaviors, and interactions. He explores the role of symbolic power, the acquisition and transmission of cultural capital, and the ways in which social structures reproduce themselves through practices and rituals. By providing a theoretical framework that integrates the interplay between structure and agency, Bourdieu offers valuable insights into the mechanisms that perpetuate social inequality and the possibilities for social change.
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