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Perspektywa teorii Pierre’a Bourdieu w polskich badaniach socjologicznych
Perspective of Pierre Bourdieu’s Theory in Polish Sociological Research

Author(s): Katarzyna Dębska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Social Theory
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Pierre Bourdieu; social theory; qualitative reserch; social classes; domination; field; social inequalities

Summary/Abstract: Theory of Pierre Bourdieu has already gained an undisputed status in Polish sociology. This text is an attempt to show the diversity of ways of using the theory ofBourdieu by Polish scholars and researchers. The author identifies areas in whichBourdieu’s theory is used in Polish research. These are: study of social class analysisfields (fields of literature, music, contemporary art and legal and advertising fields),diagnosis of social inequalities in education and other areas of life, analysis offunctioning of elites and the various types of capitals in the Polish socio-economiccontext. The text indicates tensions occurring between approaches and interpretationsthoughts Bourdieu, represented by Polish researchers. The author also pointsout opportunities of developing research concepts inspired by Pierre Bourdieu,which would take into account such dimensions of social diversity as gender or sexualorientation.

  • Issue Year: 5/2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 55-78
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish