Introduction Michael Grenfell Part 1: Biography, Theory and Practice Introduction 1. Biography Michael Grenfell 2. Theory of Practice Derek Robbins Part 2: Field Theory: Beyond Subjectivity and Objectivity Introduction 3. Habitus Karl Maton 4. Field Pat Thomson Part 3: Field Mechanisms Introduction 5. Social Class Nick Crossley 6. Capital Rob Moore 7. Doxa Cecile Deer 8. Hysteresis Cheryl Hardy Part 4: Field Conclusions Introduction 9. Interest Michael Grenfell 10. Conatus Steve Fuller 11. Suffering/Symbolic Violence J. Daniel Schubert 12. Reflexivity Cecile Deer Part 5: Applications Introduction 13. Methodology Michael Grenfell 14. Social Space Cheryl Hardy 15. Politics Michael Grenfell Conclusion Michael Grenfell Chronology of Life and Work. Index
Michael Grenfell is Professor of Education at Trinity College Dublin. His books include Pierre Bourdieu: Acts of Practical Theory, Pierre Bourdieu: Agent Provocateur, Bordieu: Education and Training and co-author of Pierre: Bourdieu: Language, Education and Culture and Art Rules: Pierre Bourdieu and the Visual Arts.
The book manages that extraordinary feat of offering both accessible introductions to Bourdieu's concepts that are 'good to think with' whilst also offering a depth of analysis that will engage with scholars already familiar with Bourdieu's work. Whether a chapter says something new about familiar concepts like habitus, field, or capital, or it introduces less discussed concepts like conatus, the writing stretches the reader's understanding of what sociological theory can be.' Arthur Frank, University of Calgary.