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Distinction : a social critique of the judgement of taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu; Richard Nice; Tony Bennett
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. ©1984
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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Bourdieu; Richard Nice; Tony Bennett
ISBN: 9780415567886 0415567882 9781138835078 1138835072
OCLC Number: 949895053
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Routledge Kegan & Paul, 1984.
Originally published in French by Les Editions de Minuit, Paris.
Description: xxx, 607 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1: A social critique of the judgement of taste. The aristocracy of culture --
Part 2: the economy of practices. The social space and its transformations ; The habitus and the space of life-styles ; The dynamics of the fields --
Part 3: Class tastes and life-styles. The sense of distinction ; Cultural goodwill ; The choice of the necessary ; Culture and politics --
Conclusion: Classes and classifications.
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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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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'In this rich and probing guide to the strategies of pretension in contemporary France, Bourdieu describes how class segments separate from each other by their contrasting attitudes towards art and Read more...

 
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