Sociology Index

Pierre Bourdieu

Among distinguished sociologists, Pierre Bourdieu was a French sociologist and anthropologist. Bourdieu pioneered terminologies such as cultural capital, social capital, and symbolic capital. Bourdieu is also known for his work in the sociology of culture and cultural studies and education, sociological theory.

Pierre Bourdieu's books include: Outline of a Theory of Practice (1977), Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture (1977) and Distinction (1984). Pierre Bourdieu's book Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste argues that judgments of taste are related to social position, or social positioning.