In his quest to transcend a set of interconnected dichotomies — structure-agency, subjectivism/objectivism, theory/practice — Pierre Bourdieu created a set of thinking tools that allowed him to explore different sociological phenomena, phenomena such as educational inequality cultural reproduction, social positioning and mobility, class and distinction, to name a few. In doing so, Bourdieu devised a set of relational concepts whose application aimed to understand, explain and disclose inequalities at different layers of society. These concepts were not meant to be used solely as theory, but rather as a theory-method, which became his career-long attempt to bridge the divide between theory and practice.
|Title of host publication||Bourdieu, Habitus and Social Research|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Art of Application|
|Editors||Cristina Costa, Mark Murphy|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jul 2015|
- social theory