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Homo Academicus


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Preface to the English Edition. 1. A "Book For Burning"?. 2. The Conflict of the Faculties. 3. Types of Capital and Forms of Power. 4. The Defence of the Corps and the Break in Equilibrium. 5. The Critical Moment. Post-Script: The Categories of Professorial Judgement. Appendices. Notes. Index.

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Pierre Bourdieu was Professor of Sociology at the College de France


'There is a formidable mind at work in Homo Academicus and a mordant sense of humour ... how far Bourdieu's model fits the British academic world will no doubt fuel a good deal of argument in senior common rooms this winter.' David Lodge, The Guardian 'A magnificent analysis of French intellectual life. Based on extensive survey work ... it is also informed by an acute intelligence.' New Statesman and Society 'Bourdieu's study, Homo Academicus has been on the best seller list in Paris. It will soon become a reference book, a fundamental contribution to the study of higher education.' Higher Education in France 'Thorough and incisive.' Anthropology in Action

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