Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Bourdieu, one of the “master thinkers” shaping French intellectual life, died in Paris on Wednesday, following a struggle with cancer. A professor at the College de France, Mr. Bourdieu was among the leading sociologists of his generation. His models of “habitus” and “cultural capital” sought to account for how relations of hierarchy and domination are reproduced within the various “fields” making up a society.

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