Introduction: the importance of Bourdieu

Silva, Elizabeth and Warde, Alan (2010). Introduction: the importance of Bourdieu. In: Silva, Elizabeth and Warde, Alan eds. Cultural analysis and Bourdieu's legacy : settling accounts and developing alternatives. Culture, Economy and the Social. London: Routledge, pp. 1–13.



An overview of the development of Bourdieu's work and of how it has been taken up in France and elsewhere. The importance of his work in vast areas of academic knowledge is assessed and the contributions in the book are outlined in terms of the legacy of his work.

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