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    Pierre Bourdieu on social transformation, with particular reference to political and symbolic revolutions.Bridget Fowler - 2020 - Theory and Society 49 (3):439-463.
    This article challenges what is now the orthodoxy concerning the heritage of Bourdieu (1930–2002): namely, the judgement that his distinctive sociological innovation has been his theory of social reproduction, and that he has failed to provide a necessary theory of social change. Yet Bourdieu consistently claimed to offer a theory of social transformation as well as accounting for continuities of power. Indeed, he provides two substantive keys for an understanding of historical transformation—first, a theory of prophets (religious or secular) as (...)
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    Writers and politics: Gisèle Sapiro’s advances within the Bourdieusian sociology of the literary field.Bridget Fowler - 2021 - Theory and Society 50 (6):867-889.
    This article undertakes a critical analysis of the work of Gisèle Sapiro, with reference to sociology of literature. From 1999 (Sapiro, 2014a), Sapiro has developed the Bourdieusian research tradition, amplifying especially Bourdieu’s theory of crisis. Focusing on the antagonisms between literary “prophets” and “priests”, she has drawn on a rich sample of 184 writers to elucidate the struggles inherent in World War II between writers from different field positions and literary habitus. Further, her historical analyses of the ethical commitments of (...)
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    Pierre Bourdieu: Unorthodox Marxist?Bridget Fowler - 2011 - In Simon Susen & Bryan S. Turner (eds.), The legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: critical essays. New York: Anthem Press. pp. 33.
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    An Introduction to Pierre Bourdieu's `Understanding'.Bridget Fowler - 1996 - Theory, Culture and Society 13 (2):1-16.
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    Simon Susen’s “Bourdieusian Reflections on Language: Unavoidable Conditions of the Real Speech Situation”—A Rejoinder.Bridget Fowler - 2013 - Social Epistemology 27 (3-4):250-260.
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    Autonomy, Reciprocity and Science in the Thought of Pierre Bourdieu.Bridget Fowler - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (6):99-117.
    This article addresses the increasingly widespread view that Bourdieu's sociological analysis is flawed by excessive determinism and thus is anti-rationalist in its socio-political implications. Against this contention, it argues that works such as Distinction should be viewed as critiques of an absolutist universalism rather than of universalism as such. Moreover, Bourdieu's logic of practice, it is claimed, caters not only for a degree of autonomy at the level of the individual, but also identifies two key intellectual fields as pivotal cultural (...)
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    Collective Memory and Forgetting.Bridget Fowler - 2005 - Theory, Culture and Society 22 (6):53-72.
    This article explores the cultural form of the obituary as a contribution to ‘collective memory’. In order to assess the value of viewing the obituary through this lens, it is necessary to look at how memory and collective memory have been conceptualized in various authors, especially in the classic works of Bergson, Halbwachs and Benjamin. Tension emerges between those who think that such social forms of memorizing, like tradition, are declining across the board and those who think that they are (...)
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    A note on Nick Zangwill's `against the sociology of art'.Bridget Fowler - 2003 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (3):363-374.
    Zangwill's recent article offers a provocative and compelling account of the alleged deficiencies of the sociology of art. However, his main targets—christened, respectively, `production and skepticism' and `consumption skepticism'—are, in fact, only decontextualised and one-sided caricatures of the leading theories in this area. Zangwill has misrepresented some of the discipline's leading theorists including Bourdieu, Eagleton, Pollock and Wolff. His own `aesthetic' explanation of artistic acts appears, at first glance, attractive, not least for its repudiation of radical sociological reductionism. But it (...)
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    A Sociological Analysis of the Satanic Verses Affair.Bridget Fowler - 2000 - Theory, Culture and Society 17 (1):39-61.
    Bourdieu's work on modern cultural production has certain omissions. It fails to raise the possibility that authors such as Salman Rushdie, either writing from peripheral nations or from powerless minorities within a powerful nation, might be called `heroic modernists'. This would differentiate them from the routinized form of late 20th-century modernist avantgardism, which operates within the logic of the laws of the `restricted literary field' and contributes inadvertently to social reproduction rather than transformation. The argument of the article provides grounds (...)
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    Pierre Bourdieu, Social Transformation and 1960s British Drama.Bridget Fowler - 2012 - Theory, Culture and Society 29 (3):3-24.
    This article makes the controversial argument that Bourdieu’s theory of practice offers both a model of transformation and social reproduction. However, it also claims that his account of cultural production is marred by two blind-spots. First, it contends that Bourdieu has neglected key forms of material support, notably, that offered, post-war, from the ‘left hand of the state’. The subsequent New Wave of 1950s and 1960s British drama had authors who possessed neither economic capital nor certified cultural capital. Secondly, it (...)
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    The Hegemonic Work of Art in the Age of Electronic Reproduction: An Assessment of Pierre Bourdieu.Bridget Fowler - 1994 - Theory, Culture and Society 11 (1):129-154.
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    The obituary as collective memory.Bridget Fowler - 2007 - Routledge Advances in Sociology. Edited by Ann Brooks.
    The first serious academic study of obituaries, this book focuses on how societies remember.
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    The Recognition/Redistribution Debate and Bourdieu's Theory of Practice.Bridget Fowler - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (1):144-156.
    This review article takes up certain key issues that are at stake in the valuable collection of essays edited by Lovell. It considers critically the argument that the adoption of Fraser's perspectival dualism implies regression to a base—superstructure theory of the social. It assesses the advantages of extending the dualism of redistribution and recognition to include also the need for participatory parity in the post-Westphalian political order. It raises again the question of whether Honneth is sociologically more forceful than Fraser (...)
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    Book review: Classification Struggles. [REVIEW]Bridget Fowler - 2020 - European Journal of Social Theory 23 (3):446-451.
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  15. Book review: Classification Struggles. [REVIEW]Bridget Fowler - 2020 - European Journal of Social Theory 23 (3):446-451.
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