Theory of practice

Book chapter


Robbins, D. 2008. Theory of practice. in: Grenfell, Michael (ed.) Pierre Bourdieu: Key Concepts Durham Acumen. pp. 117-134
AuthorsRobbins, D.
EditorsGrenfell, Michael
Abstract

Inevitably, central to this chapter is Bourdieu’s Outline of a Theory of Practice (Bourdieu, 1977b) which was a translation and revision of Esquisse d’une théorie de la pratique, précédé de trois études d’ethnologie kabyle (Bourdieu, 1972). Before coming to an assessment of the ‘theory’ which Bourdieu advanced in these two texts, however, there is the need to interpret some aspects of his social and intellectual trajectory in the first 40 years of his life (1930-70). This chapter will also consider the importance of Le métier de sociologue (Bourdieu, Chamboredon and Passeron, 1968), translated as The Craft of Sociology (Bourdieu, Chamboredon and Passeron, 1991b) and comment on the relationship between Bourdieu’s thinking and that of Bachelard, Althusser and Habermas amongst others.

KeywordsBourdieu; theory of practice; sociology
Book titlePierre Bourdieu: Key Concepts
Page range117-134
Year2008
PublisherAcumen
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Print31 Jul 2008
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Deposited19 Nov 2012
Place of publicationDurham
ISBN978-1-84465-529-8
9781844651184
Web address (URL)http://www.acumenpublishing.com/display.asp?K=e2008012113564658&sf1=subj_code&st1=HPPCo&sort=sort_date/d&ds=Continental+Philosophy&tag=BEQJ3989991955767AKRF9&m=22&dc=48
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Augmented chapter revised from 2008 publication in 2012

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