Pierre Bourdieu

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Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 23, 2002 (71)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 23, 2002 (71)

About

Developed the concepts of habitus and symbolic violence to investigate power relations in social life.

Before Fame

He studied at École Normale Supérieure, where his fellow classmate was future notable philosopher Louis Althusser.

Trivia

He received the Goffman Prize at the University of California, Berkeley.

Family Life

He married Marie-Claire Brizard with whom he had three sons.

Associated With

He was influenced by Blaise Pascal.