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Pierre Bourdieu: Biography, Capital, Cultural Capital, Bourdieu Understanding of the Social Class, Education and Social Inequality


Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Bourdieu


  • He was born in 1st August 1930 in southern France . His father was a postal worker later he married to Marie and had three sons.
  • He was influenced by Max Weber, Karl Marx, and Emile Durkheim etc.
  • His major works are habitus, capital and field.
  • Major works are: Outline of a theory of practice, the field of cultural production, La…

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Giddens: Works and Contributions, Sociological Inquiry

Anthony Giddens


  • He is a British sociologist mainly known for his theory of structuration. He was born on 18th January 1938 in Edmonton, North London.
  • He finished his graduation from Hull University in 1959. He did his masters at the London Scholl of Economics where he wrote a dissertation entitled Sport and Society in Contemporary Britain.
  • He is considered to be one of the most famous modern sociologists, the author of atleast 34 books, published in atleast 29 languages, issuing on average more than one book every year.
  • In 2007, Giddens was listed as the fifth most-referenced author of b…

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