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Title: Research note: Bourdieu and Leibniz: mediated dualisms
Authors: Weik, Elke
First Published: 20-Jul-2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Sociological Review, 2010, 58 (3), pp. 486-496.
Abstract: The research note discusses similarities in theory construction between Bourdieu and Leibniz. Instead of ‘overcoming’ the Cartesian dualisms, both authors find a way to mediate between the dualistic concepts by introducing a third concept. In Leibniz' case, this is God, in Bourdieu's case, history. Reading Bourdieu thus from a Leibnizian angle, the note seeks to clarify some issues in Bourdieu's theory construction.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2010.01931.x
ISSN: 0038-0261
Version: Post print
Status: Peer reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: © 2010 The Author. Journal compilation © 2010 The Editorial Board of The Sociological Review. Deposited with reference to the Exclusive Licence Form for this journal, which allows posting of an electronic version of the accepted paper post- peer review, 12 months after publication. The definitive version is available at
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