Pierre Bourdieu

1930 - 2002

Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Bourdieu (French: [buʁdjø]; 1 August 1930 – 23 January 2002) was a French sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher and public intellectual. Bourdieu's major 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 1,671,402 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 3 out of 47Before him are Max Weber and Émile Durkheim. After him are Theodor W. Adorno, Georg Simmel, Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Robert K. Merton, Norbert Elias, Niklas Luhmann, and Marcel Mauss.

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Among people born in 1930, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 7Before him are Neil Armstrong, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, George Soros, Michael Collins, and Warren Buffett. After him are Helmut Kohl, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and Buzz Aldrin. Among people deceased in 2002, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 3Before him are Astrid Lindgren and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. After him are Simo Häyhä, Thor Heyerdahl, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Hans-Georg Gadamer, John Rawls, Billy Wilder, Traudl Junge, László Kubala, and Vavá.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 126 out of 4,109Before him are Évariste Galois (1811), Charles VIII of France (1470), Charles Aznavour (1924), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Philippe Pétain (1856), and Godfrey of Bouillon (1060). After him are Hugh Capet (940), Paul Verlaine (1844), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), Jean Cocteau (1889), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), and Pope Clement V (1264).


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

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