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Backfire : Against the Tyranny of the Market - Pierre Bourdieu

Backfire

Against the Tyranny of the Market

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Published: 12th November 2003
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Globalization's threat to artists and intellectuals, and how they can rebut it. Pierre Bourdieu, described by The Nation as "worthy of the militant mantle of Sartre and Foucault," here continues the themes advanced so successfully in his previous book Acts of Resistance. Firing Back is an eloquent dissection of globalization's intellectual and cultural role throughout the world, and a discussion of the ways in which effective opposition to it can be mounted. Bourdieu examines Europe's potential as a counterweight to America's globalizing policy and discusses how intellectuals and those working in the cultural sphere can create meaningful alternatives. He also raises challenging questions about the depoliticization of the academic world, arguing that scholars can no longer maintain that their research is objective or value-free. In a preface written for this edition, Bourdieu directly addresses American readers about the role they can play in the burgeoning anti-globalization movement.

Letter to the American Readerp. 9
Prefacep. 11
For a Scholarship with Commitmentp. 17
The Invisible Hand of the Powerfulp. 26
Against the Policy of Depoliticizationp. 38
For a European Social Movementp. 53
Grains of Sandp. 64
Culture Is in Dangerp. 66
Unite and Rulep. 82
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ISBN: 9781565847385
ISBN-10: 1565847385
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 12th November 2003
Publisher: New Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.9  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1