critical evaluations of his work, notably papers by Rodney Benson, 4 Rogers Brubaker, Nick Crossley, and John Myles. Indeed, it is the 1985 article by Rogers Brubaker that can truly be said to have served as one of the best introductions to Bourdieu's thought for the American social scienti?c public. It is for this reason that we include it in the present collection. Intellectual origins & orientations We begin by providing an overview of Bourdieu's life as a scholar and a public intellectual. The numerous obituaries and memorial tributes that have appeared following Bourdieu's untimely death have revealed something of his life and career, but few have stressed the intersection of his social origins, career trajectory, and public intellectual life with the changing political and social context of France. This is precisely what David Swartz's "In memoriam" attempts to accomplish. In it he emphasizes the coincidence of Bourdieu's young and later adulthood with the period of decolonization, the May 1968 French university crisis, the opening up of France to privatization of many domains previously entrusted to the state (l'état providence), and, most threatening to post-World War II reforms, the emergence of globalization as the hegemonic structure of the 21st century. An orienting theme throughout Bourdieu's work warns against the partial and fractured views of social reality generated by the fundamental subject/object dichotomy that has plagued social science from its very beginning.
Introduction: Drawing inspiration from Bourdieu/ David L. Swartz and Vera L. Zolberg Intellectual Origins & Orientations Chap. 1: In memoriam: Pierre Bourdieu 1930-2002/ David L. Swartz Chap. 2: Rethinking classical theory: The sociological vision of Pierre Bourdieu/ Rogers Brubaker Chap. 3: Pierre Bourdieu and the sociology of religion: A central and peripheral concern/ Erwan Dianteill Chap. 4: Pierre Bourdieu: Economic models against economism/ Frédéric Lebaron Culture and Fields Chap. 5: Cultural capital in educational research: A critical assessment/ Annette Lareau and Elliot B. Weininger Chap. 6: Forms of politicization in the French literary field/ Gisèle Sapiro Chap. 7: Media meta-capital: Extending the range of Bourdieu's field theory/ Nick Couldry Economics as a Cultural and Social Domain Chap. 8: Flesh and the free market: (On taking Bourdieu to the options exchange)/ Richard Widick Chap. 9: On the wealth of nations: Bourdieuconomics and social capital/ Gunnar Lind Haase Svendsen and Gert Tinggaard Svendsen Culture and Politics Chap. 10: Haunted by the specter of communism: Collective identity and resource mobilization in the demise of the Workers Alliance of America/ Chad Alan Goldberg Chap. 11: Bourdieu's political sociology and the politics of European integration/ Niilo Kauppi Chap. 12: From critical sociology to public intellectual: Pierre Bourdieu and politics/ David L. Swartz