The most striking successes of their work are their redefinitions of the very character of educational research... There is an especially brilliant discussion of the relations between a traditional literary culture and selection for arts courses.
Reveals new features in the analysis of social classes and political power. Arising probably from the intense interest in cultural dominance and cultural revolution that emerged in radical movements... these investigations connect cultural phenomena firmly within the structural characteristics of a society, and begin to show how a culture produced by this structure in turn helps to maintain it.
Overly complex for an introductory course. Useful as teacher support but not for general consumption at the level I teach
Very good for extending student knowledge of Sociology and how it is influenced by culture, family, wider society, social norms and values. Most students were not aware of his work and were able to understand how class can influence learning, progression, status and success. Some are intending to purchase it to read more thoroughly around the subject
This is a canonical book which I will be happy to recommend to my students. It addresses challenging areas of sociology which are directly applicable to their studies.
A classic text on the interplay between habitus, fields and doxa in the sphere of education. Bourdieu's entertaining foreword to the 1990 edition rejects the view of this book as being "structuralist" and dismisses "pompous" academic terms such as "paradigms". This is a highly influential piece of research that demonstrates how class and social inequalities are reproduced in higher education. Essential reading for anyone working or studying at a university or school.
A classic book which I would highly recommend for those who are social researchers. There are growing number of undergraduates who are making a good attempt in applying the theoretical framework introduced in this book.
Useful for those doing dissertations in the area
I may recommend this book for supplimental reading but not what I had hoped it would be
Recommended as further reading to students interested in expanding their theoretical views on education and society. Oftentimes heavy going but worth the effort.
A Classic text - although needs some prior understanding and knowledge of Bourdieu's theories to fully appreciate.
Nice to have the introductions at the begining to set the scene / give context.
the authors analysis education and how it is based on power, and its relationship with the social system. must read for those researchng the field of education.