By Pierre Bourdieu
A devastating critique of free-market politics from exotic sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. In his such a lot explicitly political paintings thus far, Pierre Bourdieu, France's top dissident highbrow, speaks out opposed to the withdrawal of the kingdom from an important components of social lifestyles. during this sharp, uncompromising assault at the dismantling of public welfare within the identify of personal company and international competitiveness, Bourdieu stands up for the pursuits of people, teams, and social activities whose perspectives are neglected within the present weather of industry triumphalism. He deals a brand new imaginative and prescient of internationalism that might guard the collective and person social rights of standard humans opposed to the prerogatives of undefined. this significant and well timed ebook, through considered one of our most eminent intellectuals, demanding situations us to reconsider the dominant political knowledge.
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Acts of Resistance: Against the Tyranny of the Market by Pierre Bourdieu