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Bourdieu on Religion: Imposing Faith and Legitimacy | Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion series
Rey, Terry
Routledge / Acumen / Softcover / 2007-11-01 / 1844657450
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Pierre Bourdieu was one of the most influential social theorists of our time. He developed a series of concepts to uncover the way society works and to challenge assumptions about what society is. His ideas illuminate how individuals and groups find value and meaning and so have rapidly come to be seen as hugely productive in analysing how religion works in society.

Bourdieu on Religion introduces students to Bourdieu’s key concepts: cultural, social and symbolic capital; habitus and field; and his challenge to the structures of social inequality. This study will be invaluable to any student interested in the relationships between religion, class and social power.


'It is most useful as an overview for researchers of Pierre Bourdieu's theory and its applications to studying religions. This volume provides a helpful and unique resource.' – Kevin J. Wanner, Religious Studies Review

"Accomplishes the aim of a compact introduction well and is not only useful for teaching, but also very valuable for the scholar of religion who wants to become more acquainted with the Bourdieuian approach. ' – Lene Kühle, Religion

"An excellent resource. The book is exactly what it promises to be: an introduction for use in undergraduate and introductory graduate courses to the elements of Pierre Bourdieu's (rather large) corpus relevant to the study of religion. It is substantial in its description of Bourdieu's project, yet clearly written and relatively jargon free.' – Craig Martin, The Bible and Critical Theory


Preface, Otto Maduro
1. The Life, Work, and Influences of a “Master of Suspicion”
2. Theory of Practice: Field, Habitus, Capital
3. Bourdieu’s Writings on Religion
4. Outline of Theory of Religious Practice: Eternalizing the Arbitrary in Colonial New England
5. Using Bourdieu to Interpret Religion: Applications and Limitations

About the Author:

Terry Rey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Temple University.

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