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Book Review: Bourdieu: A Critical Introduction by Tony Schirato with Mary Roberts

Review by Andrea Lizama Bourdieu: A critical introduction by Tony Schirato with Mary Roberts was published by Allen & Unwin in April 2018. Tony Schirato was formerly Professor & HOD of Communication at the University of Macau. He researches and writes in the areas of critical theory, gender, cultural politics, and sport. He is currently writing a […]

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‘Raging’ Debate Over How To Measure Class But Is Anyone Listening?

By Kevin Ralston Considering medical sociology and public health in the UK Should we employ neo-Marxist theory, neo-Webarian or functionalist theory to conceptualise and position people in a hierarchy reflecting their relative advantage and material circumstances? Should a measure of occupational stratification be continuous, or should it be based on relational categories? These are some of the […]

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Eros in the Field? Bourdieu’s Double Account of Socialized Desire

An interview with Helene Aarseth, author of Eros in the Field? Bourdieu’s Double Account of Socialized Desire, shortlisted for The Sociological Review Award for Outstanding Scholarship 2016. What role did psychoanalytical theory play in Bourdieu’s later works? In his later works Bourdieu draws extensively on psychoanalytic ideas. He talks, for instance, about projections, energies, drives, sublimations, desire […]

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Bev Skeggs Discusses the Contemporary Sociological Imagination with Les Back

In this exchange originally posted on the Goldsmiths website, our editor-at-large Bev Skeggs discusses the contemporary Sociological Imagination with her former Goldsmiths colleague Les Back.  Bev: Tell me, what do you think is the politics of the sociological imagination now, in the contemporary? Les: Well, I still think what’s significant and relevant in Mills’ formulation […]

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