Pierre Bourdieu is a major thinker in education. This volume offers an account of Bourdieu's educational thought. It is divided into: a biography; a critical exposition of Bourdieu's work; the reception and influence of Bourdieu's work; and the relevance of his work.
Michael James Grenfell has held Chairs at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and the University of Southampton where he is now based. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia. He has an extensive background of research on Language and Linguistics, and the work of Pierre Bourdieu. He is the author/ editor of several books including:
Modern Languages Across the Curriculum (2002),
Bourdieu, Language and Linguistics (2011);
Language, Ethnography and Education (2012); and
Bourdieu: Key Concepts (2012).
Richard Bailey is a writer and researcher in education and sport. A former teacher in both primary and secondary schools and a teacher trainer, he has been Professor at a number of leading Universities in the UK. He now lives and works in Germany, where he is Manager of Sport and Health at the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education.