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Acting politics : a critical sociology of the political field, Alfredo Joignant

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Acting politics : a critical sociology of the political field
Title
Acting politics
Title remainder
a critical sociology of the political field
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Alfredo Joignant
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Language
eng
Summary
Following Bourdieu, this book seeks ‘to think about politics without thinking politically’, advancing the view that politics as conventionally understood does not take place in a social vacuum, but in the context of a certain topography of society that cannot be reduced to formal spaces (such as a parliament). Engaging with Bourdieu’s theory of fields and focusing specifically on the notion of the ‘political field’, the author analyses from a sociological perspective the functioning of the political field, seeing it not simply as a formal space, but as encompassing a sphere that is increasingly autonomous from others and driven by reasons and motives beyond those conventionally recognised as political. Illustrated with cases from the real political life of different countries, Acting Politics examines the nature of the practices of the agents who inhabit the political field, building a picture of a type of competitive political activity that is fundamentally social and symbolic. A sociological reading of the agents, struggles and forms of the contemporary political field, this book thinks with and against Bourdieu in a broad dialogue with different sociological currents and debates in other disciplines. As such, it will appeal to scholars of politics and sociology with interests in social and political theory and political sociology. --
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Joignant Rondón, Alfredo
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Media, culture and critique: future imperfect
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  • Politics, Practical
  • Political sociology
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Acting politics : a critical sociology of the political field, Alfredo Joignant
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The political field : formation, objectivation and autonomy -- Value and capital -- The politics of the habitus -- The institutional organisation of the field -- Political inequality and domination of the field -- The power of ideas -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1048015227
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9780415793339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048015227
Label
Acting politics : a critical sociology of the political field, Alfredo Joignant
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The political field : formation, objectivation and autonomy -- Value and capital -- The politics of the habitus -- The institutional organisation of the field -- Political inequality and domination of the field -- The power of ideas -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1048015227
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9780415793339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048015227

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