Pierre Bourdieu (1930 - 2002) was Professor of Sociology at the College de France and one of the most influential social scientists of the twentieth century. He is the author of thirty-seven books including Distinction, named one of the twentieth-century's most important works of sociology, as well as On Television and Acts of Resistance.
"The most convincing embodiment of the politically active intellectual since Sartre or Foucault." -- The Times "Bordieu once again selects the right targets and, as always, has much to say that is incisive and enlightening." - Noam Chomsky