This highly acclaimed work, in which Pierre Bourdieu turns his attention to the academic world and offers a brilliant analysis of modern intellectual culture, is now available in paperback. The academy is shown to be not just a realm of dialogue and debate, but also a sphere of power in which reputations and careers are made, defended and destroyed. Bourdieu constructs a map of the intellectual field in France and analyzes the forms of capital power, the lines of conflict and the patterns of change which characterize the system of higher education in France today.
Pierre Bourdieu was Professor of Sociology at the College de France
Preface to the English Edition. 1. A "Book For Burning"?. 2. The Conflict of the Faculties. 3. Types of Capital and Forms of Power. 4. The Defence of the Corps and the Break in Equilibrium. 5. The Critical Moment. Post--Script: The Categories of Professorial Judgement. Appendices. Notes. Index.