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 1,980,686 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Pierre Bourdieu is the 3rd most popular sociologist, the 125th most popular biography from France 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, Georg Simmel, Talcott Parsons, Robert K. Merton, Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Norbert Elias, Marcel Mauss, and Karl Mannheim.

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

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Among people born in France, Pierre Bourdieu ranks 125 out of 5,234Before him are Philippe Pétain (1856), Anatole France (1844), Louis XVII of France (1785), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Georges Braque (1882), and Pope Clement V (1264). After him are Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), Louis Daguerre (1787), and Pierre Curie (1859).


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), and Marcel Granet (1884).