Book review: Bourdieu: the next generation: the development of Bourdieu’s intellectual heritage in contemporary UK sociology

Hugman, Catriona (2019) Book review: Bourdieu: the next generation: the development of Bourdieu’s intellectual heritage in contemporary UK sociology. Sociological Research Online, 24 (1). pp. 131-132.

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Abstract

This book is an edited collection that brings together contemporary sociologists in Britain whose research has employed Bourdieusian concepts, principles, and epistemology. Robbins explains in the foreword how the scholarship of sociologists engaging with Bourdieu’s ideas is situated within the tradition of sociology at the London School of Economics (LSE). Overall, this collection extends the rich, theoretical contributions of Bourdieu and, through each contribution, demonstrates how Bourdieu remains of relevance to sociologists. The title of the book could be a reference to Star Trek, and I wonder if this is intentional. What the title communicates is that the substantive contributions of Bourdieu continue to be engaged with, critiqued, and used to analyse the complex interplay of structure and agency to understand society today. This is a book for anyone interested in contemporary use of social theory, Bourdieu and critical approaches to understanding society.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Sociological Research Online
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1360-7804
Departments: Social Work and Social Care
Additional Information: Dr Catriona Hugman, Lecturer in Social Sciences, University of Cumbria, UK, reviews the book 'Bourdieu: The Next Generation: The Development of Bourdieu’s Intellectual Heritage in Contemporary UK Sociology' by Jenny Thatcher, Nicola Ingram, Ciaran Burke & Jessie Abrahams, (eds) (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016, ISBN: 9781138910461).
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 15:03
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 15:03
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5015

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