This volume presents the best critical appraisal of Bourdieu's work currently available. It raises a variety of crucial theoretical questions that are important to understanding Bourdieu and includes an essay by Bourdieu in reply to his critics.
Introduction. 1. Culture and the Concept of Culture in a Theory of Practice: Edward Lipuma. 2. Can There be a Science of Existential Structure and Social Meaning?: Hubert Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow. 3. To Follow a Rule.... : Charles Taylor. 4. Habitus, Field, and Capital: The Question of Historical Specificity: Craig Calhoun. 5. Aspects of Structural and Processual Theories of Knowledge: Aaron Cicourel. 6. Determination and Contradiction: An Appreciation and Critique of the Work of Pierre Bourdieu on Language and Education: Jim Collins. 7. Notes on Semantics in Linguistic Practice: Bill Hanks. 8. Gender and Symbolic Violence: Female Oppression in the Light of Pierre Bourdieu's Theory of Social Practice: Beate Krais. 9. Bourdieu, the Cultural Arbitary and Television: Nicholas Garnham. 10. Pierre Bourdieu, Cultural Economy, and Social Change: Scott Lash. 11. Social Theory as Habitus: Rogers Brubaker. 12. Bourdieu in America: Notes on the Transatlantic Importation of Social Theory: Loic Wacquant. Concluding Remarks: Pierre Bourdieu.