Pierre Bourdieu

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My Notes:

  • Additional Notes: Pierre Bourdieu’s Cultural Capital Theory: Key Concepts. Peripheral Visions AAWP Conference,Curtin University, 29 Nov 2018.


The publications listed are some of the ones I referenced in my MA thesis. More publications will be added at a later date.

Bourdieu’s Publications:

Bordieu, Pierre. 1984. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Translated by Richard Nice. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.

1990. The Logic of Practice. Translated by Richard Nice. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

—1993a. The Field of Cultural Production. Translated and introduction by Randal Johnson, Cambridge: Polity Press.

—1993b. Sociology in Question. Translated by Richard Nice. London: Sage Publications.

—2002. “Forward”, in James D. Le Sueur Uncivil War: Intellectuals and Identity Politics During the Decolonisation of Algeria. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Bourdieu, Pierre and Jean-Claude Passeron. 1990. Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture. Translated by Richard Nice. London: SAGE Publications.



Grenfell, Michael (Ed.). 2008. Pierre Bourdieu: Key Concepts. Durham: Acumen.

Guillory, John. 1994.  Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Academic Articles:

Bennett, Tony, John Frow, Ghassan Hage, and Greg Noble. 2013. “Antipodean Fields: Working with Bourdieu.” Journal of Sociology 49 (2-3): 129-50. doi: 10.1177/1440783313480929.

Calhourn, Craig. 2006. “Pierre Bourdieu and Social Transformations: Lessons from Algeria.” Development and Change 37(6): 1403-1415.

Lovell, Terry. 2000. “Thanking Feminism With and Against Bourdieu.” Feminist Theory 1(1): 11-32.

McQuarrie, Edward, Jessica Miller, and Barbara J. Phillips. 2013. “The Megaphone Effect: Taste and Audience in Fashion Blogging.” Journal of Consumer Research. 40: 136-158. doi: 10.1086/669042.

O’Donoghue, Mary. 2013. “Putting Working-Class Mothers in their Place: Social Stratification, the Field of Education, and Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice.” British Journal of Sociology of Education 34(2). doi: 10.1080/1080/01425692.2012.710006.

Trigg, Andrew B. 2011. “Veblen, Bourdieu, and Conspicuous Consumption.” Journal of Economic Issues. 35(1): 99-115.

Woodward, Ian, and Michael Emmison. 2009. “The Intellectual Reception of Bourdieu in Australian Social Science and Humanities.” Sociologica 2-3: 1-22. doi:10.2383/31370.



BSA: Bourdieu Study Group. https://bsabourdieu.wordpress.com/

“A decade after his death, French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu stands tall”/ The Guardian [English]. First published in Le Monde “Esprit de Bourdieu, es-tu là?” [French]

Bourdieu’s biography in Social Theory Rewired: New Connetions to Classical and Contemporary Perspectives,  Routledge.

British Sociological Association (BSA). 2016. The Contemporary Relevance of the Work of Pierre Bourdieu: Abstracts. 


Related texts: 

Murdoch, Walter. 1937. “The Tyranny of the Low-brow.” The Australian Quarterly, 9(1): 40-7.

Veblen. Thorstein. 1999. The Theory of the Leisure Class. http://moglen.law.columbia.edu/LCS/theoryleisureclass.pdf.