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Pierre Bourdieu: Key Concepts Paperback – Sep 16 2014

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (Sept. 16 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844651185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844651184
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.7 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #322,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The book manages that extraordinary feat of offering both accessible introductions to Bourdieu's concepts that are 'good to think with' whilst also offering a depth of analysis that will engage scholars already familiar with Bourdieu's work. Whether a chapter says something new about familiar concepts like habitus, field, or capital, or it introduces less discussed concepts like conatus, the writing stretches the reader's understanding of what sociological theory can be." - Arthur Frank, University of Calgary

About the Author

Michael Grenfell is professor of education and director of research at the University of Southampton.

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Awesome book Feb. 16 2013
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This book is a great read, I suggest that anyone who is interested in rhetoric and composition get this book!
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The Title says it all Aug. 29 2009
By BBernie. - Published on
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The book offers a great presentation of Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, capital and field in a format that is easy to read and understand.
very good discussions of Bourdieu's Aug. 19 2014
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outstanding, very good discussions of Bourdieu's work