Distinction by Pierre Bourdieu

"Distinction" is a sociological analysis that explores the ways in which the tastes and preferences of individuals are related to their social positions and the structures of power within society. The book argues that aesthetic choices, ranging from music and art to food and drink, are not just indicators of personal preference but are deeply intertwined with social class and the distinctions that classes make to set themselves apart from others. Through a detailed examination of French society, the author demonstrates how cultural consumption patterns are formed and how they function as markers of social status, contributing to the reproduction of social hierarchies and class relations.

The 5899th greatest book of all time


Published
1979
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
640-670
Words
Unknown
Original Language
French

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