Sketch for a Self-Analysis (Hardcover)

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Over the past four decades, French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu produced one of the most imaginative and subtle bodies of social theory of the postwar era. When he died in 2002, he was considered to be the most influential sociologist in the world and a thinker on a par with Foucault and Lévi-Strauss—a public intellectual as important to his generation as Sartre was to his.
"Sketch for a Self-Analysis" is the ultimate outcome of Bourdieu’s lifelong preoccupation with reflexivity. Vehemently not an autobiography, this unique book is instead an application of Bourdieu’s theories to his own life and intellectual trajectory; along the way it offers compelling and intimate insights into the most important French intellectuals of the time—including Foucault, Sartre, Aron, Althusser, and de Beauvoir—as well as Bourdieu’s own formative experiences at boarding school and his moral outrage at the colonial war in Algeria.

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226067476
SKU 206443444
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0226067475
Release Date 3/1/2008
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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