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The Bourdieu ParadigmThe Origins and Evolution of an Intellectual Social Project$
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Derek Robbins

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780719099397

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526127709

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The 1950s

The 1950s

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The Bourdieu Paradigm

Derek Robbins

Manchester University Press

This chapter explores the beginnings of Bourdieu’s career. It was his enforced period of military service in Algeria which extinguished any aspiration to become a philosopher which may have lingered after his time at the École Normale Supérieure. What he saw in Algeria and how he saw it crystallized the awareness of the tension between familial and scholarly experience which he had already sensed in his youth. His time in Algeria enabled him to recognize the abyss between the way in which indigenous culture operated intrinsically and the way in which this was interpreted in terms of their own rational criteria by observing anthropologists. The chapter focuses most on Bourdieu’s Sociologie del’algérie and his Travail et travailleurs en algérie.

Keywords:   Algeria, Leibniz, clash of civilizations, colonial system, peasant condition, traditional social organization, Lévi-Strauss, Aron, ethnology, epistemology

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