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Pierre Bourdieu

1930 - 2002

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Pierre Bourdieu (French: [buʁdjø]; 1 August 1930 – 23 January 2002) was a French sociologist and public intellectual. Bourdieu's contributions to the sociology of education, the theory of sociology, and sociology of aesthetics have achieved wide influence in several related academic fields (e.g. anthropology, media and cultural studies, education, popular culture, and the arts). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Bourdieu has received more than 2,499,121 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Pierre Bourdieu is the 3rd most popular sociologist, the 143rd most popular biography from France (down from 125th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Sociologist.

Pierre Bourdieu was a French sociologist who is most famous for his theory of cultural capital.

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Among sociologists, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 3 out of 54Before him are Max Weber and Émile Durkheim. After him are Theodor W. Adorno, Robert K. Merton, Georg Simmel, Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Norbert Elias, Marcel Mauss, and Niklas Luhmann.

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Among people born in 1930, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 9Before him are Clint Eastwood, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Michael Collins, Warren Buffett, Helmut Kohl, and George Soros. After him are Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Hafez al-Assad, Steve McQueen, and Buzz Aldrin. Among people deceased in 2002, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 5Before him are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Astrid Lindgren, and Simo Häyhä. After him are Thor Heyerdahl, Hans-Georg Gadamer, John Rawls, Billy Wilder, Richard Harris, Vavá, and Prince Claus of the Netherlands.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 143 out of 6,011Before him are Charles VIII of France (1470), Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), Joseph Fourier (1768), Louis XI of France (1423), and Georges Braque (1882). After him are Joachim Murat (1767), François Mitterrand (1916), Georges Seurat (1859), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), Charles V of France (1338), and Jean Bodin (1530).


Among sociologists born in France, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 2Before him are Émile Durkheim (1858). After him are Marcel Mauss (1872), Gabriel Tarde (1843), Alain Touraine (1925), Marcel Granet (1884), and Loïc Wacquant (1960).