Bourdieu and Affect

A Sociological Encounter

Steven Threadgold

Bourdieu and Affect

Steven Threadgold

Distributed for Bristol University Press

128 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781529206616 Published August 2020 For sale in North and South America only
Using an array of empirical, media and everyday examples from youth sociology, this book builds new ways to think about Bourdieusian concepts that addresses some perceived weaknesses while buttressing strengths.
Contents
Introduction: A Sociology of Affective Practice Illusio and Social Gravity: Motivations, Aspirations, Orientations, Intensity The Affectivity of the Forms of Capitals Fields, Settings, Atmospheres Habitus: an affective reservoir of immanent dispositions Symbolic Violence and Affective Economies Reflexivity, Irony and Social Change Homo Economicus Must Die: The Human as Accumulated Being Conclusion
Review Quotes
Signe Ravn, University of Melbourne
"Threadgold's tour de force through the key concepts in Bourdieu’s work is convincing and the use of vignettes to introduce each chapter is illustrative and original."
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