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 2,594,783 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pierre Bourdieu is the 3rd most popular sociologist, the 159th most popular biography from France (down from 143rd 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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Over the past year Pierre Bourdieu has had the most page views in the with 253,245 views, followed by French (241,806), and Spanish (121,233). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (8,780.43%), Persian (8,394.78%), and Kazakh (119.79%)


Among sociologists, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 3 out of 79Before 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 Ulrich Beck.

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Among people born in 1930, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 8Before him are Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Michael Collins, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Helmut Kohl, and Warren Buffett. After him are George Soros, Jacques Derrida, Ray Charles, Jean-Luc Godard, Mobutu Sese Seko, and Hafez al-Assad. Among people deceased in 2002, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 4Before him are Astrid Lindgren, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. After him are Simo Häyhä, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Thor Heyerdahl, John Rawls, Billy Wilder, Richard Harris, Vavá, and Ruth Handler.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 159 out of 6,770Before him are Henry II of England (1133), Petronius (27), Évariste Galois (1811), Jean-François Millet (1814), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), and Georges Pompidou (1911). After him are François Viète (1540), Jacques Cartier (1491), Peter Abelard (1079), Philip VI of France (1293), Pope Martin IV (1220), and Théodore Géricault (1791).


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), Henri Hubert (1872), and Loïc Wacquant (1960).