BSA Bourdieu Study Group Event and Book Launch: Bourdieu: The Next Generation

Bourdieu: The Next Generation

The Development of Bourdieu’s Intellectual Heritage in Contemporary UK Sociology

14th January 2016 (4pm – 7pm)

Cardiff University

Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT

This event has been generously supported by Cardiff
University School of Social Sciences, The Postgrad
Café and the Education Research Group

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Book Editors and Chapter Contributors: Jenny Thatcher, Nicola Ingram, Ciaran Burke and Jessie Abrahams
Chapter Contributors: Lisa Mckenzie, Kirsty Morrin
Discussant: David James

Pierre Bourdieu, having experienced social mobility in his life, describes his trajectory as ‘an ascension to a place where I don’t belong’ (Bourdieu, 1992:117). Many people are drawn to Bourdieu’s work and moved deeply by the connection they feel between his theories and their own experiences, as is the case for many of the authors of this book. This event is a celebration of our book’s journey, but also a discussion and celebration of some of the author’s own personal journeys with Bourdieu both in their work and personal lives. Contributors from the book will be speaking about their chapters which cover issues of class and racial inequality in education and society and also issues of reflexivity in research. Through this we explore how Bourdieu’s tools can help us to uncover and understand contemporary forms of inequality whilst also exploring some theoretical developments the authors have made to his work.



4pm – 4:15pm: Welcome and Introduction (Jessie Abrahams)

4:15pm- 4:30pm: Chapter 10- Stepping outside of oneself: how a cleft-habitus can lead to greater reflexivity through occupying “the third space”, Nicola Ingram (Lancaster University) and Jessie Abrahams (Cardiff University)

4:30pm – 4:45pm: Chapter 9- Unresolved reflections: Bourdieu, haunting and struggling with ghosts Kirsty Morrin (University of Manchester)

4:45pm – 5:00pm: Q&A for Nicola Ingram, Jessie Abrahams and Kirsty Morrin

5:00pm- 5:15pm: Comfort Break

5:15pm – 5:30pm: Chapter 2- Bourdieu’s theory of practice: maintaining the role of capital, Ciaran Burke (Plymouth University)

5:30pm – 5:45pm: Chapter 3- Narrative, ethnography and class inequality: taking Bourdieu into a British council estate, Lisa McKenzie (London School of Economics)

5:45pm-6:00pm: Q&A with Ciaran Burke and Lisa Mckenzie

6:00pm – 6:15pm: Comments from Professor David James (including Q&A)

6:15pm- 6:30pm: Concluding Remarks (Editors)

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Wine Reception


The event is free to attend. Registration is necessary. To register click here


For further info contact: or (0191) 383 0839. For academic queries contact: Jessie Abrahams: More info about the BSA Bourdieu Study Group

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