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The urgent political writing of the major twentieth century sociologist. Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential critical social theorists of the second half of the twentieth century, once described sociology as "a combat sport." This comprehensive collection of his writings on politics and social science from the Algerian War of Independence in the early 1960s to the last text he published before his death bears out that this vision, far from being the product of a "turn" in the 1990s, was enduring throughout his life.

Table of Contents

Editors' Notep. xi
Introduction: A Specific Kind Of Political Commitmentp. xiii
1958-1962: Political Commitment During A War Of Liberationp. xvii
Colonial War and Revolutionary Consciousnessp. 3
Revolution in the revolutionp. 7
From revolutionary war to revolutionp. 14
A retrospective on the Algerian experiencep. 20
My feelings about Sartrep. 25
Education and Dominationp. 31
Jacobin ideologyp. 34
'I see May 1968 as having two faces...'p. 40
Appeal for the organization of a general assembly of teaching and researchp. 41
Some indicators for a policy of democratizationp. 46
A look back at the reception of The Inheritors and Reproduction in Educationp. 49
Against the Science of Political Dispossessionp. 57
The doxosophistsp. 60
Public opinionp. 61
Intellectuals and social strugglep. 64
Giving voice to the voicelessp. 70
Esprit magazine and Pierre Bourdieu's sociologyp. 78
Blessed are the poor in spiritp. 79
Dominant Ideology and Scientific Autonomyp. 87
Declaration of intent, Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales I, January 1975p. 90
Scientific method and the social hierarchy of objectsp. 93
Declaration of intent, Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales 5/6, November 1975p. 97
'Intelligence is the key virtue of the modern leader...'p. 98
Encyclopaedia of accepted ideas and commonplaces used in neutral spacesp. 99
The royal science and the fatalism of probabilityp. 103
'And if we actually spoke about Afghanistan...'p. 113
The culture of the richp. 114
The anatomy of tastep. 115
1970-1980: political commitment and ideological shiftp. 117
Lay People and Professionals in Politicsp. 121
'Notice to the people'p. 124
Politics belongs to themp. 125
'Missed opportunities: after 1936 and 1956, 1981?'p. 126
Rediscovering the left's libertarian traditionp. 127
Intellectuals and established powersp. 131
Revealing the wellsprings of powerp. 133
All racism is essentialismp. 137
On Michel Foucaultp. 138
Education and Education Policyp. 143
The naked emperors of the universityp. 147
Proposals for the future of educationp. 156
Twenty years before the College de France reportp. 159
The College de France report. Pierre Bourdieu explainsp. 160
A refusal to be cannon-fodder for the bossesp. 167
Principles for a discussion of the contents of educationp. 173
Letter to the Iyceens of Les Mureauxp. 181
Disenchantment with Politics, and a Realpolitik of Reasonp. 185
Civic virtuep. 188
Basing criticism on a knowledge of the social worldp. 191
Our wretched statep. 197
For Struggles on a European Scalep. 205
For an international of intellectualsp. 209
History rises in the eastp. 218
The political language of conservative revolutionsp. 221
Mental wallsp. 222
Intellectual responsibilitiesp. 228
How to escape the circle of fear?p. 230
Declaration of intent, Liber 25, 1995p. 233
In the service of historical forms of universalityp. 234
The object of a writers' parliamentp. 238
Towards a Collective Intellectualp. 243
An example of 'rational demagogy' in educationp. 247
A trompe l'oeil university reformp. 250
One problem can be hidden by anotherp. 253
Stay the hands of the murderers!p. 254
For a party of civil peacep. 256
Failing to assist an endangered personp. 259
M. Pasqua, his adviser, and foreignersp. 261
No ghettoizing of Algeria!p. 263
Reveal and divulge the repressedp. 265
Supporting Social Strugglesp. 271
A look back at the December 1995 strikesp. 275
Appeal for a general assembly of the social movementp. 280
In support of the march for homosexual visibilityp. 282
Combat state xenophobiap. 284
Enough state racism!p. 286
Neoliberalism as conservative revolutionp. 288
An upsurge of action by the unemployedp. 294
For a left that is leftp. 296
An age of restorationp. 300
One minister doesn't make a summerp. 302
The contemporary relevance of Karl Krausp. 308
The Media in the Service of Conservative Revolutionp. 315
Liberation, twenty years onp. 319
Questions of wordsp. 321
From miscellany to a matter of statep. 324
The misery of the mediap. 326
Questions about a misunderstandingp. 332
Can television criticize television?p. 333
Questions to the real masters of the worldp. 340
Resisting the Liberal Counter-Revolutionp. 347
Open letter to the members of the UN mission to Algeriap. 351
European appeal for a just and lasting peace in the Balkansp. 355
For an Austria in the forefront of Europep. 358
Manifesto for a general assembly of the European social movementp. 362
The new planetary vulgatep. 364
Open letter to the director-general of UNESCO on the threats posed by the GATT agreementp. 370
Social Europe is hanging firep. 373
For a real mobilization of organized forcesp. 374
For a permanent organization of resistance to the new world orderp. 377
Scholars and the social movementp. 380
How to effectively establish the critical attitudep. 384
Indexp. 389
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