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The field of Cultural Production
The field of cultural production

Bourdieu was a photographer, so it is perhaps not surprising that, after looking at institutionalised social practices like marriage and education, he should turn his attention to creative practices. His interest in what he calls ‘the field of cultural production’ was evident in some of his earliest publications. The original French language publication of Photography: A Middle-brow Art, his study of the social functions of photography, was published in 1965; in 1967 his translation of German art historian Erwin Panofsky's Gothic Architecture and Scholastic Thought (with an introduction written by Bourdieu) was published, and in 1969 Bourdieu published the findings of his research into the uses of art museums (The Love of Art).

Bourdieu's approach to the ...

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