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The weight of the world : social suffering in contemporary society

Author: Pierre Bourdieu; Alain Accardo
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 1999.
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This text analyses the new forms of social suffering that characterise contemporary societies. It examines the suffering of those who are denied the means of acquiring a socially dignified existence and those who are poorly adjusted.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Bourdieu; Alain Accardo
ISBN: 0745615929 9780745615929 0745615937 9780745615936
OCLC Number: 41212483
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Of the 69 articles or interviews in La misère du monde, 54 appear in this edition in addition to the methodological discussion of 'Understanding.' Articles were omitted for reasons of redundancy for a non-French audience or where the interviewees occupied very distinctively French positions ..."--Page ix.
Description: x, 646 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Translator's Preface. To The Reader: Pierre Bourdieu. The Space of Points of View: Pierre Bourdieu. Jonquil Street: Pierre Bourdieu. A Displaced Family: Abdelmalek Sayad. Everyone in a Place of their Own: Rosine Christin. The View from the Media: Patrick Champagne. The Order of Things: Pierre Bourdieu. An Integrated Family: Patrick Champagne. A Bad Investment: Gabrielle Balazs. Renovation: Gabrielle Balazs. The Last Difference: Patrick Champagne. Site Effects: Pierre Bourdieu. America as Social Dystopia: The Politics of Urban Disintegration: Loic Wacquant. Inside "The Zone": the Social Art of the Hustler in the American Ghetto: Loic Wacquant. Homeless in El Barrio: Philippe Bougois. The Abdication of the State: Pierre Bourdieu. An Impossible Mission: Pierre Bourdieu. Institutional Bad Faith: Pierre Bourdieu. Double Binds: Pierre Bourdieu and Gabrielle Balasz. The View from the State: Patrick Champagne. 'Costs' and 'Benefits' of Immigration: Abdelmalek Sayad. Disorder Amongst Agents of Order: Remi Lenoir. Woman and Cop: Remi Lenoir. A Living Reproach: Remi LenoirOn the Way Down. Permanent and Temporary Workers: Michel Pialoux and Stephane Beaud. The Old Worker and the New Plant: Michel Pialoux. The Temp's Dream: Stephane Beaud. Working Nights: Rosine Christin. Possession: Rosine Christin. The End of a World: Pierre Bourdieu. The Shop Steward's World in Disarray: Michel Pialoux. The Stolen Work: Sandrine Garcia. A Silent Witness: Rosine Christin. Such a Fragile Equilibrium: Pierre Bourdieu and Gabrielle Balazs. Hanging by a Thread: Pierre Bourdieu. A Life Wasted: Pierre Bourdieu. On the Way Down: Patrick Champagne. Broken Careers: Louis Pinto. Outcasts on the Inside: Pierre Bourdieu and Patrick Champagne. Those Were the Days: Pierre Bourdieu. Paradise Lost: Sylvain Broccolichi. Cogs in the Machine: Sylvain Broccolichi and Francoise Ouvrard. A Double Life: Rosine Christin. French Class: Rosine Christin. The Upper Hand: Sylvain Broccolichi. Institutional Violence: Gabrielle Balazs and Abdelmalek Sayad. The Contradictions of Inheritance: Pierre Bourdieu. Academic Destiny: Alain Accardo. A Compromising Success: Charles Soulie. The Spirit of Contradiction: Emmanuel Bourdieu and Denis Podalydes. Wife and Collaborator: Jean-Pierre Faguer. The Curse: Abdelmalek Sayad. Emancipation: Abdelmalek Sayad. The Sick Person as Object: Francois Bonvin. Solitude: Gabrielle Balazs. Understanding: Pierre Bourdieu. PostScriptum: Pierre Bourdieu. Glossary.
Other Titles: Misère du monde.
Responsibility: Pierre Bourdieu and Alain Accardo [and others] ; translated by Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson [and others].

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This work presents a collection of stories from ordinary people expressing the state of society and the kinds of social exclusion, marginalization and impoverishment which are increasingly widespread.

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'A monumental study of social exclusion. It is not a dry academic tome, but includes photographs and first-hand accounts ... it captures the complexity of social exclusion and how it becomes fixed.' Read more...

 
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