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Subject: Re: Re:Even more Bourdieu
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 16:33:43 +1030


Great stuff, ANTONY.
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From: "Antony Taylor Whiting" <antony.whiting-AT-student.adelaide.edu.au>
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Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 7:01 AM
Subject: Even more Bourdieu


> Pierre Bourdieu, Leading French Thinker, Dies at 71
> 
> January 24, 2002 
> 
> By REUTERS
> 
> PARIS, Jan 24 -- One of France's leading intellectuals,
> sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, has died, colleagues said on
> Thursday. He was 71. 
> 
> 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.
> 
> 
> Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, in a message of condolence,
> called Bourdieu "a master of contemporary sociology and a
> great figure in the intellectual life of our country." 
> 
> A trenchant critic of capitalist society, Bourdieu began
> his academic career at Algiers University in 1958 when
> Algerian rebels were fighting for independence from French
> colonial rule. 
> 
> His main work, Distinction: A Social Critique of the
> Judgement of Taste, published in 1984, remains one of the
> defining studies of the relationships between consumer
> behaviour and social class. 
> 
> He had held the post of Professor of Sociology at the
> College de France, the country's most prestigious academic
> institute, since 1981. 
> 
> Bourdieu, who trained as a philosopher and was also a noted
> anthropologist, is widely regarded as having profoundly
> reshaped sociological study since the 1960s. 
> 
> His writings ranged widely over culture, art, politics,
> education, the media and literature and were accompanied by
> political activity and support for working-class struggles
> that made him an intellectual reference point for the left.
> 
> 
> Bourdieu was born in Denguin in southwest France on August
> 1, 1930. 
> 
> 
> 
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