Loïc Wacquant’s recommended readings for study group members


Professor  Wacquant has recently heard about the BSA Bourdieu study group and is impressed with the study group’s focus on exploring how Bourdieu’s concepts are used to construct different empirical projects, as opposed to just “speaking Bourdieuese.” He has passed on some recommended reading on this issue for any member that are interested:

Wacquant, Loïc. (2014) Putting Habitus in its Place: Rejoinder to the Symposium, Body & Society, vol. 20, no. 2 (June), pp. 1–22. Available here

Wacquant, Loïc. (2013) Homines in Extremis: What Fighting Scholars Teach Us about Habitus, Body & Society 20, no. 2 (June), pp. 1-15. Available here

Wacquant, Loïc. (2013) Symbolic power and group-making: On Pierre Bourdieu’s reframing of class, Journal of Classical Sociology, vol. 13, no.2, pp. 274 –291. Available here

Wacquant, Loïc. (2013) Bourdieu 1993: A Case Study in Scientific Consecration, Sociology, vol. 47, no. 1, pp.  15-29. Available here

Reading guide through the totality of Bourdieu’s work:


Wacquant, Loïc, (forthcoming) FOR A SOCIOLOGY OF FLESH AND BLOOD: QUESTIONS TO Loïc WACQUANT in Frank Adloff, Katharina Gerund, and David Kaldewey (eds.), Revealing Tacit Knowledge: Embodiment and Explication (Berlin, Transcript Verlag, 2014)

You can find more information on recent papers by Loïc Wacquant on his website.


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