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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 1990s

The 1990s

(p.210) 9 The 1990s
The Bourdieu Paradigm

Derek Robbins

Manchester University Press

This chapter discusses Bourdieu’s ‘activism’ of the 1990s. He consolidated earlier thinking about the field of politics with a view to inserting himself within that field. He reasserted his earlier disquiet about the consecrated status of academic philosophy with a view to exemplifying the need, instead, for the exercise of thought in action. The chapter discusses Bourdieu’s publishing ventures and his involvement with the International Parliament of Writers. It considers his interventions against neo-liberalism and analyses Lasociologie est un sport de combat as an attempt to represent in film a mode of intellectualist social action.

Keywords:   intellectuals, social movements, television, neo-liberalism, economism, collective action, film, state nobility, Carles, politics

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