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The weight of the world : social suffering in contemporary society

Author: Pierre Bourdieu; Alain Accardo; Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Confined to their governmental ivory towers, and with their eyes fixed on the opinion polls, politicians and state officials are all too often oblivious to the lives of their citizens. On the other hand, the ordinary men and women who have so much hardship in their lives, and so few means to make themselves heard, either protest outside the official frameworks or remain locked in the silence of their despair. Under  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews (vorm)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Bourdieu; Alain Accardo; Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson
ISBN: 0804738440 9780804738446 0804738459 9780804738453
OCLC Number: 45506280
Notes: Includes glossary.
"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: Part I. The Space of Points of View / Pierre Bourdieu. --
1. Jonquil street / Pierre Bourdieu --
2. A displaced family / bdelmalek Sayad --
3. Everyone in a place of their own / Rosine Christin --
4. The view from the media / Patrick Champagne --
5. The order of things / Pierre Bourdieu --
6. An integrated family / Patrick Champagne --
7. A bad investment / Gabrielle Balazs --
8. Rehabilitation / Gabrielle Balazs --
9. The last difference / Patrick Champagne ---
Part II. Site Effects / Pierre Bourdieu. --
10. America as social dystopia / Loic J.D. Wacquant --
11. Inside the zone / Loic J.D. Wacquant --
12. Homeless in El Barrio / Philippe Bourgois ---
Part III. Abdication of the State / Pierre Bourdieu. --
13. An impossible mission / Pierre Bourdieu --
14. Institutional bad faith / Pierre Bourdieu --
15. Double binds / Pierre Bourdieu and Gabrielle Balazs --
16. The view from the state / Patrick Champagne --
17. Disorder among agents of order / Remi Lenoir --
18. Woman and cop Remi Lenoir --
19. A living reproach / Remi Lenoir ---
Part IV. The Way Down. --
20. Permanent and temporary workers / Michel Pialoux and Stephane Beaud --
21. The old worker and the new plant / Michel Pialoux --
22. The temp's dream / Stephane Beaud --
23. Working nights / Rosine Christin --
24. Possession / Rosine Christin --
25. The end of a world / Pierre Bourdieu --
26. The shop steward's world in disarray / Michel Pialoux --
27. The stolen work / Sandrine Garcia --
28. A silent witness / Rosine Christin --
29. Such a fragile equilibrium / Pierre Bourdieu and Gabrielle Balazs --
30. Hanging by a thread / Pierre Bourdieu --
31. A life lost / Pierre Bourdieu --
32. The fall / Patrick Champagne --
33. Broken careers / Louis Pinto ---
Part V. Outcasts on the Inside / Pierre Bourdieu and Patrick Champagne. --
34. Those were the days / Pierre Bourdieu --
35. A paradise lost / Sylvain Broccolichi --
36. Cogs in the machine / Sylvain Broccolichi and Francoise Euvrard --
37. A double life / Rosine Christin --
38. French class / Rosine Christin --
39. The upper hand / Sylvain Broccolichi --
40. Institutional violence / Gabrielle Balazs and Abdelmalek Sayad ---
Part VI. The Contradictions of Inheritance / Pierre Bourdieu. --
41. Academic destiny / Alain Accardo --
42. A compromising success / Charles Soulie --
43. The spirit of contradiction / Emmanuel Bourdieu and Denis Podalydes --
44. Wife and colleague / Jean-Pierre Faguer --
45. The curse / Abdelmalek Sayad --
46. Emancipation / Abdelmalek Sayad --
47. The sick person as object / François Bonvin --
48. Solitude / Gabrielle Balazs --
Part VII. Understanding / Pierre Bourdieu. 49. Postscript / Pierre Bourdieu.
Other Titles: Misère du monde.
Responsibility: Pierre Bourdieu and Alain Accardo [and others] ; translated by Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson [and others].
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Under the direction of Pierre Bourdieu, a team of 22 researchers spent three years studying and analyzing the new forces of social suffering that characterize contemporary societies.  Read more...

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