The State Nobility: Elite Schools in the Field of Power
- Author: Pierre Bourdieu
- Year: 18-10-2018
- Translator from French: Nedka Kapralova
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- Product Code: 2181-01
- SKU: 16.0214
- ISBN: 978-619-01-0294-6
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Pierre Bourdieu is one of the world’s most important social theorists and is also one of the great empirical researchers in contemporary sociology. In this major new work, Pierre Bourdieu examines the distinctive forms of power―political, intellectual, bureaucratic, and economic―by means of which contemporary societies are governed. What kinds of competence are claimed by the bureaucrats and technocrats who govern us? And how do those who govern gain our recognition and acquiescence?
Bourdieu examines in detail the work of consecration that is carried out by elite education systems―in France by the grande écoles, in the United States by the Ivy League schools, and in England by Oxford and Cambridge. Today, this "state nobility" has at its disposal an unprecedented range of powers and distinctive titles to justify its privilege. Bourdieu shows how it is the heir―structural and sometimes genealogical―of the noblesse de robe, which, in order to consolidate its position in relation to other forms of power, had to construct the modern state and the Republican myths, meritocracy, and civil service that went along with it. Combining ethnographic description, historical documentation, statistical analysis, and theoretical argument, Bourdieu develops a wide-ranging and highly original account of the forms of power and governance that have come to prevail in our society today.
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Tags: Sociology, Essays, Culturology, Contemporary Philosophy
|Translator||from French: Nedka Kapralova|
|Genre||Sociology, Essays, Culturology, Contemporary Philosophy|