Pierre Bourdieu: a life of resistance to its times


Grenfell, Michael (2005) Pierre Bourdieu: a life of resistance to its times. In, British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group: Centre for Biography and Education, London, UK, 16 Dec 2006. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton, School of Education19pp.

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This paper sets out to consider the life of Pierre Bourdieu as one of resistance to its times. This resistance was dispositional, theoretical and practical. The first related to his own background and reaction to his social trajectory. The second was his academic response to and the position he took up vis-à-vis the theoretical sphere which surrounded him. The third involved the very many interventions he made into the political world on behalf on a number of issues. I shall argue that all three should be seen as logically symbiotic and complementary to the resistant stance which characterised Bourdieu’s life. I have elsewhere written extensively about Bourdieu’s theory of practice (Grenfell 1998, 2004, 2005). In the present context, I shall take this theory as axiomatic and concentrate more on first and second of these dimensions of resistance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Keywords: Bourdieu, biography, resistance, contemporary history
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Lifelong and Work-Related Learning
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Sociology and Social Policy
ePrint ID: 21040
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:10
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/21040

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