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Subject: Re: Bourdieu's Theory of Practice. Illumination - Application - Perspectives
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 19:37:57 +0200

Dear professor,

Thank you for your invitation to the symposium Bourdieu's Theory of

Unfortunaltely I could not assist, due to examinations.

May I ask you two questions:

First, will you invite me futher on to the initiatives you take.

Secondly, could you send me, by e-mail or post, (the abstracts of) the texts
that have been proposed at your symposium.

Thank you in advance for your quick reply.

Yours sincerely,

Luc Vanmarcke
professor of Sociology
Doorniksesteenweg 145
B 8500 Kortrijk

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Frank Hillebrandt <>
Datum: dinsdag 12 juni 2001 12:38
Onderwerp: Bourdieu's Theory of Practice. Illumination - Application -

>Dear colleges,
>I would like to point at the Symposium held under the Aegis of the
>Socionics Program
>Bourdieu^s Theory of Practice .
>Illumination ^ Application ^ Perspectives
>June 29 ^ June 30, 2001
>Universitt Hamburg, Institut fr Soziologie, Allendeplatz 1, room 250.
>1. Aims of the Symposium
>The work of Pierre Bourdieu is one of the contemporary attempts to
>construct a general sociological theory that have had a profound
>influence on all aspects of sociological thought. Concepts such as
>habitus, lifestyles, incorporation, cultural, social and economic
>capital, and symbolization and the struggle of classifications which are
>central to Bourdieu^s thought and which he has endowed with specific
>inflected meanings, are now part of the common conceptual apparatus of a
>wide number of sociological investigations. It is noticeable, however,
>that sociologists draw particularly on Bourdieu^s work when it comes to
>investigating the structure of social inequality. The critical reception
>of Bourdieu^s theory has viewed it by and large as a theory of social
>inequality having very little bearing on other fields of social
>research. This is the more surprising as Bourdieu himself understands
>his work not as focussing on one particular problematic area of the
>social world but much rather as an attempt to supply a general theory
>based on the methodological view of objective history (fields) and
>incorporated history (habitus) as two mutually dependent and dynamically
>related sets of conditions enabling agency in social practice. This
>theoretical approach is the basis for a general social theory which
>presents itself as praxology.
>To assess the value of Bourdieu^s praxology for sociological theorizing,
>the symposium will apply Bourdieu^s sociological approach to the
>sociology of technology, the sociology of organisation and the sociology
>of gender. The fields of investigation encapsulated in these specialized
>discourses have so far only been treated by Bourdieu in a marginal way
>(organisation, technology) although they are areas of key importance and
>relevance for an understanding of modern society. In addition, the later
>part of the symposium will attempt a critical assessment of the
>potential contribution Bourdieu^s theory can make to a general theory of
>society. Thus the conceptual approach we have adopted for this Bourdieu
>symposium may aid on the one hand in the evolution of a new
>^praxology-based^ approach to the elucidation of particular segments of
>the social fabric whilst on the other hand the attempt to test the
>coherence of Bourdieu^s theory in new contexts, even if it does not lead
>to modifications and extensions, will at least permit us to situate it
>in the context of specialized sociological discourses. Symposium
>findings and papers will be published in a special volume.
>The talks will be given in German.
>2. Program of the Symposium
>June 29.
>Techniksoziologie (Sociology of Technology)
>Technik als altes Haus oder geschichtsloses Apartment. Vom Nutzen und
>Nachteil der Praxistheorie Bourdieus fr die Techniksoziologie
>Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer (Berlin)
>Praxis im sthlernen Gehuse? berlegungen zu einer Praxistheorie der
>Frank Hillebrandt (Hamburg)
>Organisationssoziologie  (Sociology of Organisation)
>Felder, Organisationen und Akteure ^ eine organisationssoziologische
>Andrea Maria Dederichs und Michael Florian (beide Hamburg)
>Habitus und Organisation. Steuerungsansprche und Rollenorientierungen
>in formal organisierten Handlungskontexten
>Frank Janning (Berlin)
>June 30.
>Soziologie des Geschlechterverhltnisses (Genderstudies)
>Jenseits mnnlicher Herrschaft.
>Pierre Bourdieus Konzept einer Geschlechterpolitik
>Claudia Rademacher (Mnster)
>Berufungsspiele im wissenschaftlichen Feld im Lichte der Praxeologie
>Karin Zimmermann (Dortmund)
>Gesellschaftstheorie (Theory of Society)
>Die Kreativitt der Praxis.
>berlegungen zum Wandel von Habitusformationen
>Jrg Ebrecht (Hamburg)
>Kritische Soziologie (Bourdieu) versus Soziologie der Kritik
>Zum Verhltnis zweier Theorien der Praxis
>Jrg Potthast (Berlin)
>For further Information reply this message.
>Frank Hillebrandt
>Dr. Frank Hillebrandt
>Technische Universitt Hamburg-Harburg
>Arbeitsbereich Technikbewertung und Technikgestaltung 1-11
>Schwarzenbergstr. 95
>21071 Hamburg
>Tel.: 0049 (0)40 42878-3738



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