Essays Tagged: "Bourdieu"

Opinion paper on is America an Equal Opportunity Society.

unity and shows what hindered them form achieving equal opportunity. He believes that, according to Bourdieu, the lack of cultural capital or resources in their lives hinders them obtaining equal oppo ...

(2 pages) 119 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Pierre Bourdieu and Plato: Both proclaim the truth is the right approach to life.

The truth is a basis by which we should base our lives. Both Bourdieu and Plato, two great philosophers, are simply restating a fact that should be already known ... elected officials, they must also tell the truth, or they run the risk of not being re-elected.Both Bourdieu and Plato agree that the truth is lurking out in the world. By self-education, Bourdieu cla ... hy, Plato states, one can find the truth that is present in us all, deep down inside.In both Pierre Bourdieu's On Television, and select readings from Plato, a certain chain of events can be discerned ...

(9 pages) 63 1 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Bourdieu and Jean Baudrillard.

For Bourdieu, belief and habit are always governed by the social. Bourdieu saw habitus as combining the ... lly common members of the same class. In associating an individual's habits with a 'class habitus', Bourdieu relates the formation of habit to an individual's social and economic positioning within so ... ing within society. Bourdieu, therefore, has a concern with how structures shape the human subject. Bourdieu proposes that, on the one hand, through the body's incorporation of habitus an institution ...

(2 pages) 76 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Discuss the Relationship Between Culture and Power in Bourdieus' work.

Discuss the Relationship Between Culture and Power in Bourdieus' work.Central to Bourdieus' sociological work is perhaps his insights into powerful forms ... or concept in his sociology was class. He says that class is, "a universal principle explanation". (Bourdieu, 1984,114).Bourdieu rejects objectivist and undimensional images of stratification. He diff ... nsional images of stratification. He differentiates a lot from Marx and takes a lot from Weber. For Bourdieu there are two central meta-sociological concerns. He considers that the debate over whether ...

(9 pages) 97 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


COMPARE AND CONTRAST BOURDIEU'S APPROACHTO THE AGENCY/STRUCTURE DICHOTOMYWITH THAT OF GIDDENSIn recent years, several aut ... ity of structure, in that agency and structure cannot be seen as independent of one another. Pierre Bourdieu is another important theorist to contribute to this agency-structure debate. His theory of ... e there are many differences between these two theories, there are in fact a few similarities. Both Bourdieu and Giddens put forward a duality of structure, and they are also both involved with the is ...

(11 pages) 143 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Discuss the relationship between culture and power in Bourdieus work

Discuss the relationship between culture and power in Bourdieus workPierre Bourdieu is regarded as being one of the most important thinkers in modern Euro ... ted not only in the field of Sociology; he is also a well respected Anthropologist and Philosopher. Bourdieu was born in France in 1930, the son of a Postmaster. He came from quite a poor backdrop, an ... ination and how they worked 'struggles for recognition are a fundamental dimension of social life' (Bourdieu, 1990:22). His analyses of culture and power and the relationship between the two of them i ...

(8 pages) 61 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Cultural Economy of Fandom: A review on the Article by John Fiske

industries-what Fiske refers to as "shadow cultural economy".In his essay, Fiske uses and develops Bourdieu's paradigm of describing culture as an economy in which people invest and accumulate capita ... ng in the official culture, one can expect a social return of a high socio-economic status.Although Bourdieu created a productive model, Fiske believes there to be two flaws with it. The first is that ...

(4 pages) 36 0 1.8 Dec/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Pierre Bourdieu's Critical View On The Field Of Te

"On television" Pierre Bourdieu's critical view on the field of television © Nicolas Germon, february 2001 Contents 1. ... view on the field of television © Nicolas Germon, february 2001 Contents 1. Introduction 2. On bourdieu's sociology : society as a social space 3. the social re-construction of reality through te ... elds of cultural production 7. Conclusion 8. Bibliography 1. Introduction The publication of Pierre Bourdieu's book Sur la Télévision in France in 1996 gave birth to a huge media controv ...

(8 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Why I Love TV, Not Movies

my positive reception to such things. I may be deficient of, as what the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu says (1993), sophisticated cultural upbringing and training that high culture (like art fil ... ras and entertainment slots attract me simply because I belong to the more conventional types, that Bourdieu says to be coming from a socially, economically and/or culturally under-privileged section. ...

(7 pages) 19 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Art Essays

--The Civilised Body-- Question: How does Elias's analysis of the "civilising process" cast doubt on the idea that the body is an exclusively biological entity?

ogical machine to something which we see as our own and have control over. The sociologist Pierrie Bourdieu has suggested that far from being biological entities, bodies are now indicators of our cla ... far from being biological entities, bodies are now indicators of our class position within society. Bourdieu sees the body as being a source of capital i.e. a resource. He argued that altogether we ha ...

(7 pages) 8 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Bourdieu's Belief that Education within the Capitalist Society Promotes Social Stratification

Bourdieu's work is considered as some of the deepest and most revealing in modern times. His ability ... apitalist society and how this efficiently and willingly leads to social stratification. Along with Bourdieu's angle of thought the views of other socially interested individuals will be examined; thi ... iew.It is essential when understanding such a capable mind and such concepts to contextualize these Bourdieuian ideas into the current situation of the time. The political and social transition his co ...

(9 pages) 33 0 3.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays