British Sociology Loves Pierre Bourdieu

BSA Bourdieu Study Group

Capture read Bourdieu

It seems British Sociology can’t get enough of Pierre Bourdieu! The British Sociological Association (BSA) held its annual conference this year (15-17th April 2015) at Glasgow Caledonian University. There were over 700 papers crossing 12 different themes, including medicine, methodology, ethnicity and migration, social divisions, education, theory, urban studies, religion and many more. The Bourdieu Study Group were lucky to have our own sub-stream this year in the education stream. In previous years we have also had the pleasure of working with the theory stream.

A simple content analysis of the book of abstracts revealed that Bourdieu was the most mentioned theorist overall and in particular outside the theory stream – perhaps explained by the special call for Bourdieusian papers and symposiums from the education stream. In fact, the Bourdieu Study Group saw more submissions of abstracts using Bourdieu this year than over the last four years that we…

View original post 1,631 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s