Bourdieu's Theory of the State
This book critically examines Pierre Bourdieu's theory of the state by assessing its theoretical and empirical value. Steven Loyal expertly situates Bourdieu's work within the context of both classical and modern theories of the state, providing a comprehensive frame of reference. Finally, Loyal discusses Bourdieu's theoretical limitations and projects how his theory of the state might be utilized in the future.
Provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of Bourdieu's theory of the stateFills a gap in the research of Bourdieu's theory of the state by discussing state formation and symbolic capital Presents a clear and pithy history of Bourdieu's previous work