Symbolic power, politics and teachers [Review essay]

Baroutsis, Aspa (2015) Symbolic power, politics and teachers [Review essay]. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 36(4), pp. 610-618.

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In the book, Symbolic power, politics, and intellectuals: The political sociology of Pierre Bourdieu, David L. Swartz (2013) frames his discussion around the notion of power while focusing on Bourdieu's ‘political sociology’, a ‘largely neglected’ aspect of Bourdieu's work. Swartz (2013) suggests that Bourdieu offers a ‘sociology of politics’ as well as a ‘politics of sociology’. Therefore, sociology is a form of political engagement or as Bourdieu (2000a) suggests, ‘scholarship with commitment’ that enables a move towards ‘more just and democratic life’ (Swartz, 2013, p. i). This essay offers an outline of Swartz's reading of Bourdieu's political sociology using three of his ‘thinking tools’ and demonstrates the value of this book for analysing the cross-field effects of journalism and education (also see Lingard & Rawolle, 2004; Rawolle, 2005)...

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ID Code: 97959
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bourdieu, journalistic field, symbolic power, media, teachers
DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2015.1011866
ISSN: 1469-3739
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published
and is available in Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 16 February 2015,
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2016 01:58
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 01:10

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