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Distinction: a social critique of the judgement of taste

Author: Bourdieu, Pierre ; Nice, Richard, (translator)Publisher: Harvard University Press, 1984.Language: EnglishDescription: 613 p. : Graphs/Photos ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0674212770Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HM251 .B68 1984
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Distinction A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste Contents Preface to the English-Language Edition xi Introduction 1 Part I A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste 9 1 The Aristocracy of Culture 11 The Titles of Cultural Nobility 18 Cultural Pedigree 63 Part II The Economy of Practices 97 2 The Social Space and Its Transformations 99 Class Condition and Social Conditioning 101 A Three-Dimensional Space 114 Reconversion Strategies 125 3 The Habitus and the Space of Life-Styles 169 The Homology between the Spaces 175 The Universes of Stylistic Possibles 208 4 The Dynamics of the Fields 226 The Correspondence between Goods Production and Taste Production 230 Symbolic Struggles 244 Part III Class Tastes and Life-Styles 257 5 The Sense of Distinction 260 The Modes of Appropriation of the Work of Art 267 The Variants of the Dominant Taste 283 The Mark of Time 295 Temporal and Spiritual Powers 315 6 Cultural Goodwill 318 Knowledge and Recognition 319 Education and the Autodidact 328 Slope and Thrust 331 The Variants of Petit-Bourgeois Taste 339 The Declining Petite Bourgeoisie 346 The Executant Petite Bourgeoisie 351 The New Petite Bourgeoisie 354 From Duty to the Fun Ethic 365 7 The Choice of the Necessary 372 The Taste for Necessity and the Principle of Conformity 374 The Effects of Domination 386 8 Culture and Politics 397 Selective Democracy 399 Status and Competence 405 The Right to Speak 411 Personal Opinion 414 The Modes of Production of Opinion 417 Dispossession and Misappropriation 426 Moral Order and Political Order 432 Class Habitus and Political Opinions 437 Supply and Demand 440 The Political Space 451 The Specific Effect of Trajectory 453 Political Language 459 Conclusion: Classes and Classifications 466 Embodied Social Structures 467 Knowledge without Concepts 470 Advantageous Attributions 475 The Classification Struggle 479 The Reality of Representation and the Representation of Reality 482 Postscript: Towards a 'Vulgar' Critique of 'Pure' Critiques 485 Disgust at the 'Facile' 486 The 'Taste of Reflection' and the 'Taste of Sense' 488 A Denied Social Relationship 491 Parerga and Paralipomena 494 The Pleasure of the Text 498 Appendices 503 1. Some Reflections on the Method 503 2. Complementary Sources 519 3. Statistical Data 525 4. Associations: A Parlour Game 546 Notes 561 Credits 605 Index 607

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