Pierre Bourdieu est mort
One of the great minds of our time and this world has passed. But at least we still have these:
Reproduction: In Education, Society & Culture.
Outline of a Theory of Practice.
The Field of Cultural Production: Essays on Art & Literature.
Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste.
State Nobility: Elite Schools in the Field of Power.
Acts of Resistance: Against the Tyranny of the Market.
The Rules of Art: Genesis & Structure of the Literary Field.
Language & Symbolic Power.
Practical Reason: On the Theory of Action.
The Weight of the World: Social Suffering in Contemporary Society.
An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology.
merci pour tout, m. bourdieu
It should be noted that this news, the loss of an important thinker, is the front page top story of at least two of France's largest newspapers: Liberation
. As of this afternoon, it remains unreported in the New York Times. Lest anyone believe the social importance of intellectuals and the intellect a peculiarly French phenomenon, a couple of years ago the great Argentine novelist and collaborator of Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy-Casares, passed away. Many, including Borges, thought Bioy-Casares the best Spanish language writer of the 20th century. His death was announced in a front page banner headline of La Jornada
, the wonderful Mexico City daily. His obituary never appeared in the New York Times.