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Distinction : a social critique of the judgement of taste / Pierre Bourdieu ; translated by Richard Nice, with a new introduction by Tony Bennett.

By: Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002.
Series: Routledge classics: Publisher: London : Routledge, 2010Description: xxx, 607 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780415567886 (pbk.); 0415567882 (pbk.).Uniform titles: Distinction, critique sociale du judgement. English. Subject(s): Middle class -- France | Aesthetics, French | Judgment (Aesthetics) | France -- Civilization -- 1945-DDC classification: 305.550944 Summary: In 'Distinction', Pierre Bourdieu brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world. Focusing on the French bourgeoisie - its tastes and preferences - 'Distinction' is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind.
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Originally published: Routledge Kegan & Paul, 1984.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

In 'Distinction', Pierre Bourdieu brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world. Focusing on the French bourgeoisie - its tastes and preferences - 'Distinction' is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind.

Translated from the French.

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