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Distinction - Pierre Bourdieu - Book

- A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

About Distinction

Illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. This book argues that the social world functions simultaneously as a system of power relations and as a symbolic system in which minute distinctions of taste become the basis for social judgement.

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  • Language:
  • English
  • ISBN:
  • 9780415567886
  • Binding:
  • Paperback
  • Pages:
  • 610
  • Published:
  • March 12, 2010
  • Dimensions:
  • 138x214x30 mm.
  • Weight:
  • 806 g.
  • 3-5 business days.
  • July 10, 2022
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Description of Distinction

Illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. This book argues that the social world functions simultaneously as a system of power relations and as a symbolic system in which minute distinctions of taste become the basis for social judgement.

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