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Chapter 3: Production, Reception and Reproduction

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Production, Reception and Reproduction
Production, reception and reproduction

In ‘Structuralism and theory of sociological knowledge’ (1968), Bourdieu argued that

…the plurality of theories of the social system must not conceal the unity of the meta-science upon which all that in the former stands out as scientific is founded; scholars such as Marx, Durkheim and Weber, totally different in their views of social philosophy and ultimate values, were able to agree on the main points of the fundamental principles of the theory of knowledge of the social world.1

This was also the principle which underpinned the collection of extracts of sociological writings which, with Passeron and Chamboredon, Bourdieu assembled in the same year in Le Métier de sociologue. There was a sociological way of conceptualising that unified the practice ...

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