Theory

Bourdieu Contra Bourdieu

Bourdieu Contra Bourdieu

Relationality is deeply embedded in the work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu (pictured). Bourdieu himself has stated that ‘the real is relational’ (from Practical Action, 1998). His famous conception of distinction represents, for Bourdieu, ‘nothing other than difference, a gap, a distinctive feature, in short, a relational property existing only in and through its relation with other properties’. This relational… Read more →