Search Results for bourdieus-field-theory-and-the-social-sciences

Highlighting the conceptual work at the heart of Pierre Bourdieu’s reflexive sociology, this cutting edge collection operationalizes Bourdieusian concepts in field analysis.

Author: James Albright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811053856

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

View: 776

Highlighting the conceptual work at the heart of Pierre Bourdieu’s reflexive sociology, this cutting edge collection operationalizes Bourdieusian concepts in field analysis. Offering a unique range of explorations and reflections utilizing field analysis, the eighteen chapters by prominent Bourdieusian scholars and early career scholars synthesize key insights and challenges scholars face when going ‘beyond the fields we know’. The chapters offer examples from discipline contexts as diverse as cultural studies, poetry, welfare systems, water management, education, journalism and surfing and provide demonstrations of theorizing within practical examples of field analysis. One of the foremost social philosophers and sociologists of the twentieth century, Bourdieu is widely known in cultural studies and education and his approaches are increasingly being taken up in health, social work, anthropology, family studies, journalism, communication studies and other disciplines where an analysis of the interplay between individuals and social structures is relevant. With its unique interdisciplinary focus, this book provides a useful guide to doing field analysis and working with Bourdieusian methods research, as well as key reading for methodology courses at post-graduate level.
2017-10-16 By James Albright

However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory.

Author: Mathieu Hilgers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317678595

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 804

Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of its methodology and relevance in different subject areas in the social sciences and humanities. Part I "theoretical investigations" offers a theoretical account of the theory, while also identifying some of its limitations and discussing several strategies to overcome them. Part II "Education, culture and organization" presents the theory at work and highlights its advantages and disadvantages. The focus in Part III devoted to "The State" is on the formation and evolution of the State and public policy in different contexts. The chapters show the usefulness of field theory in describing, explaining and understanding the functioning of the State at different stages in its historical trajectory including its recent redefinition with the advent of the neoliberal age. A last chapter outlines a postcolonial use of the theory of fields.
2014-11-13 By Mathieu Hilgers

A dialectical understanding of the relations between social space and physical space, drawn from the logic of Bourdieu's social theory, is argued for.

Author: Nikolaus Fogle


ISBN: OCLC:1285301861


Page: 327

View: 467

The notion of social space or field is a central but under-studied category in the philosopher and sociologist Pierre Bourdieu's theory of practice. The present study of social space is introduced with a contextual account of spatial models in the social sciences prior to Bourdieu that highlights the aptitude for relational spatial models to capture complex social phenomena. It then demonstrates how social space, as an empirically robust and epistemologically intuitive social-scientific model, facilitates the objective representation as well as the subjective understanding of social phenomena. The central thesis is that Bourdieu's reflexive sociology operates in large part by a multiform engagement with the (intuitive or conceptual, but always constructed) apprehension of space, an interpretation that suggests the integration of both physical and social spaces in a unified explanatory framework. A dialectical understanding of the relations between social space and physical space, drawn from the logic of Bourdieu's social theory, is argued for. This philosophical extension of Bourdieu's work is then applied to phenomena in which the reproduction of structures in social space is carried out in and through physical space, and vice versa. Two case studies, the first of office tower districts in contemporary cities and the second of deconstructionist architecture, reveal interactions between social organization and the built environment. The case studies, taken together, also demonstrate the virtue, inherent to a Bourdieuian approach, of explaining both the trends of relative stability and the instances of radical change that are observed in social phenomena.
2009 By Nikolaus Fogle

In a word, Kant himself had concluded that his approach to empirical science and to an understanding of action could ... Bourdieu understood the necessary whole of field theory in the social sciences; others had only seen a single side.

Author: Thomas Medvetz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199357192

Category: Political Science

Page: 688

View: 692

Pierre Bourdieu was one of the most influential social thinkers of the past half-century, known for both his theoretical and methodological contributions and his wide-ranging empirical investigations into colonial power in Algeria, the educational system in France, the forms of state power, and the history of artistic and scientific fields-among many other topics. Despite the depth and breadth of his influence, however, Bourdieu's legacy has yet to be assessed in a comprehensive manner. The Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu fills this gap by offering a sweeping overview of Bourdieu's impact on the social sciences and humanities. Thomas Medvetz and Jeffrey J. Sallaz have gathered a diverse array of leading scholars who place Bourdieu's work in the wider scope of intellectual history, trace the development of his thought, offer original interpretations and critical engagement, and discuss the likely impact of his ideas on future social research. The Handbook highlights Bourdieu's contributions to established areas of research-including the study of markets, the law, cultural production, and politics-and illustrates how his concepts have generated new fields and objects of study.
2018-04-26 By Thomas Medvetz

Martin (2003) identifies the formal properties of field analysis, highlights Bourdieu's field analytical approach, ... His central concern focuses on the nature of social scientific explanation offered by field theory, which he finds ...

Author: Jörg Blasius

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030153878

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 154

This book provides an in-depth view on Bourdieu’s empirical work, thereby specially focusing on the construction of the social space and including the concept of the habitus. Themes described in the book include amongst others: • the theory and methodology for the construction of “social spaces”, • the relation between various “fields” and “the field of power”, • formal construction and empirical observation of habitus, • the formation, accumulation, differentiation of and conversion between different forms of capital, • relations in geometric data analysis. The book also includes contributions regarding particular applications of Bourdieu’s methodology to traditional and new areas of research, such as the analysis of institutional, international and transnational fields. It further provides a systematic introduction into the empirical construction of the social space.
2020-01-07 By Jörg Blasius

Albright J, Hartman D, Widin J (2017) Bourdieu's field theory and the social sciences. Springer Singapore, Singapore Bourdieu P (2000) Pascalian meditations. Stanford University Press Bourdieu P, Wacquant L (1992) An invitation to ...

Author: Troy Heffernan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811682216

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 933

This book introduces Bourdieu in the context of higher education for unfamiliar readers or those who would like to see his theories applied in the higher education setting. It builds upon research into higher education leadership and administration to examine how the university sector has changed over recent decades and how it has been reshaped into its current form.The book draws together various aspects of higher education influenced by the mass-market higher education system to examine how these forces have affected each other positively and negatively and demonstrate the culminating impact of these forces on the sector. It also focuses on the realities of what drives work and life in the modern university. It traces the steps the sector has taken in some areas to address equity issues by increasing diversity and inclusion and highlights the systemic issues that persist.
2022-01-12 By Troy Heffernan

Bourdieu'sfield-habitus” theory. ... In J. G. Richardson (Ed.), Handbook of theory and research for the sociology of education. ... Reflecting on habitus, field and capital: Towards a culturally sensitive social work.

Author: Donggen Wang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662481844

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 960

This book investigates critical urban issues related to socio-spatial segregation, housing, daily travel, mobility of the elderly, etc. from the perspective of wellbeing. This is a collection of the latest research works by frontline researchers working in the fields of geography, urban studies, transport, and sociology. Drawing on theoretical and empirical explorations, collected chapters in this book connect mobility and wellbeing, bridge geography and health, and analyze the implications of mobility disadvantages on urban marginal groups’ wellbeing. Research findings presented in the book are also highly relevant for practitioners and policy makers in the pursuit of improving urban livability since wellbeing, or quality of life, is increasingly considered as an important criteria alternative to income growth to evaluate economic, social and urban development.
2015-12-16 By Donggen Wang

This book honours Bourdieu’s commitment to the inextricable relationship between social theory and research in social science.

Author: Karen Robson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402094507

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 581

Pierre Bourdieu’s contributions to the theory and practice of social research are far reaching. Possibly the most prominent sociologist in recent times, his work has touched on a myriad of topics and has influenced scholars in multiple disciplines. Throughout Bourdieu’s work, emphasis is placed on the linkage between the practice of social research and its relationship to social theory. This book honours Bourdieu’s commitment to the inextricable relationship between social theory and research in social science. In this volume, authors from all over the world utilize key concepts coined by Bourdieu, specifically his concept of capitals, habitus, and the field, and attempt to test them using quantitative survey data. The focus of this volume is how researchers can take key elements of Bourdieu’s work and apply them to the analysis of quantitative data on a variety of topics. Throughout the volume, issues of the possible interpretations of concepts and measurement validity are focused upon in a language that can be appreciated by new and experienced researchers alike. This volume is useful for courses where the linkage between theory and research is emphasized, at both the upper undergraduate and general postgraduate level. In addition to serving as a teaching tool, the articles within the volume will be invaluable to any scholar interested in working with Bourdieu’s concepts in quantitative research.
2009-01-21 By Karen Robson

This book is based on the last course of lectures that Pierre Bourdieu delivered at the College de France.

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745630601

Category: Science

Page: 129

View: 231

This book is based on the last course of lectures that Pierre Bourdieu delivered at the College de France. In it he presents a highly illuminating 'Sketch for a self-analysis', applying his theories to himself to show how his social origins and educational capital influenced his academic trajectory and the course of his thinking. It is a book that will be of great interest to students and scholars throughout the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.
2004 By Pierre Bourdieu

A generation after Lewin, Bourdieu, who was also influenced by Cassirer, used the concepts of social space and field theory in building his 'reflexive sociology'. In this framework, social space is a set of points differentiated into ...

Author: David Coghlan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473907324

Category: Reference

Page: 904

View: 447

Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative learning and the design, enactment and evaluation of liberating actions through combining action and research, reflection and action in an ongoing cycle of cogenerative knowledge. While the roots of these methodologies go back to the 1940s, there has been a dramatic increase in research output and adoption in university curricula over the past decade. This is now an area of high popularity among academics and researchers from various fields—especially business and organization studies, education, health care, nursing, development studies, and social and community work. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research brings together the many strands of action research and addresses the interplay between these disciplines by presenting a state-of-the-art overview and comprehensive breakdown of the key tenets and methods of action research as well as detailing the work of key theorists and contributors to action research. To watch a video of editor David Coghlan discuss the importance of this major reference work as well as the implications, challenges and successes of editing The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research, click here:
2014-08-11 By David Coghlan