Pierre Bourdieu’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 1, 1930

Death Date

Jan 23, 2002

Age of Death

71 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jan 23, 2002



The philosopher Pierre Bourdieu died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Developed the concepts of habitus and symbolic violence to investigate power relations in social life.

He married Marie-Claire Brizard with whom he had three sons.

One of France’s leading intellectuals, sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, has died, colleagues said on Thursday. … The daily Le Monde said Bourdieu, in recent years a champion of the anti-globalisation movement, had died of cancer at the Saint-Antoine hospital in Paris on Wednesday.



The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren’t simply hobbies or minor influences.


Practice has a logic which is not that of the logician.


The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.


I think if I hadn’t become a sociologist, I would have become very anti-intellectual.


Symbolic violence is violence wielded with tacit complicity between its victims and its agents, insofar as both remain unconscious of submitting to or wielding it.