Feminism after Bourdieu

For all his pre-eminence, Pierre Bourdieu had little to say about women or gender.

Such an absence seems ultimately fatal. Yet as this volume amply demonstrates, the richness of his social theory can be opened up by contemporary feminism.

Feminism After Bourdieu comprises a series of interventions by key feminist thinkers. These reflect upon the legacies of Bourdieu to critique and critically extend his social theory.

In addressing many of the most pressing issues of our time, they also help to develop contemporary issues for feminist theory. What emerges is a transformation of Bourdieu’s social and cultural theory. In addition to offering new insights for feminist theory, this research monograph also marks new territories for social and cultural theory.

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