In this highly original work, Pierre Bourdieu turns his attention to the academic world of which he is part and offers a brilliant analysis of modern intellectual culture. The academy is shown to be not just a realm of dialogue and debate, but also a sphere of power in which reputations and careers are made, defended and destroyed.
Employing the distinctive methods for which he has become well known, Bourdieu examines the social background and practical activities of his fellow academics--from Foucault, Derrida, and Lacan to figures who are lesser known but not necessarily less influential. Bourdieu analyzes their social origins and current positions, how much they publish and where they publish it, their institutional connections, media appearances, political involvements and so on.
This enables Bourdieu to construct a map of the intellectual field in France and to analyze the forms of capital and power, the lines of conflict and the patterns of change, which characterize the system of higher education in France today.
Homo Academicus paints a vivid and dynamic picture of French intellectual life today and develops a general approach to the study of modern culture and education. It will be of great interest to students of sociology, education and politics as well as to anyone concerned with the role of intellectuals and higher education today.
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List of Graphs Classifications and Tables
THE CONFLICT OF THE FACULTIES
Indicators of educational capital
plane of the first and second axes of inertia properties
Scientific competence and social competence
Note on the factor analysis of correspondences
The structure of the space of the powers
The professions followed by graduates of the Ecole
A crisis of succession
A temporal order
the categories of professorial judgement
Synoptic table of some professorial epithets
The Sources Used
The ordinary professors and the reproduction of the corps
Time and power
The consecrated heretics
Collusion between opponents
Positions and stances
The evolution of the teaching body in the faculties of law
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