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Distinction : a social critique of the judgement of taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: London : Routledge, [2010]
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'Distinction', Pierre Bourdieu brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world. Focusing on the French bourgeoisie - its tastes and preferences - 'Distinction' is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Bourdieu
ISBN: 9780415567886 0415567882 0674212800 9780674212800
OCLC Number: 460061795
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published: Routledge Kegan & Paul, 1984.
Description: xxx, 607 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I. A social critique of the judgement of taste --
part II. The economy of practices --
part III. Class tastes and life-styles.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Other Titles: Distinction, critique sociale du judgement.
Responsibility: Pierre Bourdieu ; translated by Richard Nice, with a new introduction by Tony Bennett.
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