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Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 14:33:57 +1050
Subject: Re: Re:Even more Bourdieu


Antonio! Did you see the Bourdieu obituary in today's Australian?

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