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