Bourdieu Hui 2: Bourdieu, Beyond

Date / Time: Monday 19 November, 2012 8.45am-4pm
Venue: TC.2.27 (A&B Meeting Room), Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, Hamilton.

Registrations are open for the second Bourdieu hui to be held at University of Waikato's Faculty of Education.

The first hui in 2011 saw scholars come from around Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia to explore each other’s work associated with Bourdieu. This second hui is to revisit scholars’ use of Pierre Bourdieu’s work and to go beyond.

The theme this year, ‘beyond’, is to encourage presentations:

  • going beyond Bourdieu’s more well known concepts of field, habitus and capital;
  • going beyond preliminary work presented last year; and/or
  • going beyond Bourdieu’s work through critique and employing the work of those who also critiqued his work.

Pierre Bourdieu is one of many social theorists who have had an impact on research with a practice base. His theoretical tools of habitus, field, capital, doxa and symbolic violence were developed over his career as an activist scholar where he argued for a focus on practice and on reflexivity. The intention is to enhance our language and understandings of the conceptual work of Bourdieu, share the methodological and theoretical dilemmas and breakthroughs in our work where reflexivity and practice is central and create a community of scholars who can take his work to new places.

For further information or to register to attend this hui please contact lisahunter by email to [email protected] or by telephone (+64) 7 8384466 extension 6363.

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