Educação & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0101-7330
VASCONCELOS, Maria Drosila. Pierre Bourdieu: The sociological inheritance. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2002, vol.23, n.78, pp. 77-87. ISSN 0101-7330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-73302002000200006.
Through a chronological presentation of Bourdieu's work, we tried to extract his ideas and the theoretical elements and concepts he formulated. Beginning his fieldwork in Algeria, he gradually developed an explanatory system of social domination. School, culture, economy have been studied, among others, under the application of such new sociological concepts as habitus, symbolical violence or social field. Proposing a new reading of the social relationships, Bourdieu created a way of thinking used in various social sectors that aroused as many criticisms as fruitful researches.
Keywords : Social inheritance; Social reproduction; Habitus; Symbolical violence.