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Outline of a Theory of Practice (Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology)

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Outline of a Theory of Practice is recognized as a major theoretical text on the foundations of anthropology and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu, a distinguished French anthropologist, develops a theory of practice which is simultaneously a critique of the methods and postures of social science and a general account of how human action should be understood. With his central concept of the habitus, the principle which negotiates between objective structures and practices, Bourdieu is able to transcend the dichotomies which have shaped theoretical thinking about the social world. The author draws on his fieldwork in Kabylia (Algeria) to illustrate his theoretical propositions. With detailed study of matrimonial strategies and the role of rite and myth, he analyses the dialectical process of the 'incorporation of structures' and the objectification of habitus, whereby social formations tend to reproduce themselves. A rigorous consistent materialist approach lays the foundations for a theory of symbolic capital and, through analysis of the different modes of domination, a theory of symbolic power.

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Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power.

Synopsis:

A translation of the study in which Bourdieu develops the theory for his empirical work, based on fieldwork in Kabylia, Algeria.

Table of Contents

Translator's foreword; 1. The objective limits of objectivism; 2. Structures and the habitus; 3. Generative schemes and practical logic: invention within limits; 4. Structures, habitus, power: basis for a theory of symbolic power; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521291644
Editor:
Fortes, Meyer
Editor:
Leach, Edmund
Editor:
Fortes, Meyer
Editor:
Leach, Edmund
Author:
Fortes, Meyer
Author:
Pierre, Bourdieu
Author:
Tambiah, Stanley
Author:
Bourdieu, Pierre
Author:
Goody, Jack
Author:
Nice, Richard
Author:
Leach, Edmund
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Kabyles.
Subject:
Ethnologie
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Kabyles - Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Kabyles - Addresses, essays, lectures Kabyles
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19770631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 b/w illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.90x5.97x.76 in. .81 lbs.

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