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Pierre Bourdieu by Michael James Grenfell
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Pierre Bourdieu is indisputably a major thinker in education. Michael Grenfell's volume offers the most coherent account of Bourdieu's educational thought. This work is divided into: intellectual biography; critical exposition of Bourdieu's work; the reception and influence of Bourdieu's work; and the relevance of the work today.This volume is part of a major international reference series that provides comprehensive accounts of the work of seminal educational thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions. It is the most ambitious and prestigious such project ever published - a definitive resource for at least a generation. The thinkers covered in the series include: Aquinas, Aristotle, Bourdieu, Bruner, Dewey, Foucault, Freire, Holt, Kant, Locke, Montessori, Neill, Newman, Owen, Peters, Piaget, Plato, Rousseau, Steiner, Vygotsky, West and Wollstonecraft.

Author Biography

Michael Grenfell is Professor in the School of Education, University of Southampton. He has researched and published extensively in Applied Linguistics and the Philosophy of Education. He had a longstanding association with Bourdieu and is author of four other books on his work, including Agent Provocateur (Continuum).
Release date Australia
November 15th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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