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French Pierre BOURDIEU

French sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher and public intellectual

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Born: on August 01, 1930 in Denguin, Pyrénées-Atlantique, France
Died: on January 23, 2002 in Paris, France


Bourdieu was born in Denguin (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), in southern France, to a postal worker and his wife. The household spoke Béarnese, a Gascon dialect. Bourdieu married Marie-Claire Brizard in 1962; the couple had three sons, Jérôme, Emmanuel, and Laurent.

Bourdieu was educated at the lycée in Pau before moving to the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris. From there he gained entrance to the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), also in Paris, where he studied philosophy alongside Louis Althusser.

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- Category Philosopher