Measuring Social Class in the UK: Bourdieusian approaches


The work of Pierre Bourdieu in the UK has been highly influential over the last twenty years, and has been highly regarded by many academics including Mike Savage, Bev Skeggs and Diane Reay as a seminal body of work in understanding and unravelling the complexity of...

The Meetings of Tinos


Topic of the year 2012: Systems of Education and Employment in the Mediterranean: Crisis of Reproduction - Crisis of the State

"Dictionnaire des Concepts Nomades en Sciences Humaines"


The following text presents the new book "Dictionnaire des Concepts Nomades en Sciences Humaines" (2010), edited by Olivier Christin, which results from the project ESSE (2003 - 2009). In discussing and interpreting the "cultural significations" of different notions,...

German Edition of Pierre Bourdieu's Writings


A new edition of Pierre Bourdieus’ works presents all theoretical writings and empirical studies in a fundamentally thematic structure for the first time. Published in German by UVK and Suhrkamp, the series of fourteen volumes edited by Franz Schultheis and Stephan...

"A free knowledge based Europe" – From the Alternative Summit in Brussels (March 25th)


Press release issued by the Spring 2010 group at the end of the alternative and participative summit that took place on March 25th 2010 in the European Parliament (Brussels)

"For Another Europe of Knowledge" – Alternative Summit in Brussels (March 25th)


On 25-26 March 2010, the Spring Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the European Union will mark the 10 years of the Lisbon Strategy, which frames the policies currently conducted in the Member States so as to ‘modernise’ the national research and...
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