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The Weight of the World


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Translator's preface; Acknowledgements; To the reader Pierre Bourdieu; Part I. The Space of Points of View Pierre Bourdieu: 1. Jonquil street Pierre Bourdieu; 2. A displaced family Abdelmalek Sayad; 3. Everyone in a place of their own Rosine Christin; 4. The view from the media Patrick Champagne; 5. The order of things Pierre Bourdieu; 6. An integrated family Patrick Champagne; 7. A bad investment Gabrielle Balazs; 8. Rehabilitation Gabrielle Balazs; 9. The last difference Patrick Champagne; Part II. Site Effects Pierre Bourdieu: 10. America as social dystopia Loic J. D. Wacquant; 11. Inside 'the zone' Loic J. D. Wacquant; 12. Homeless in El Barrio Philippe Bourgois; Part III. Abdication of the State Pierre Bourdieu: 13. An impossible mission Pierre Bourdieu; 14. Institutional bad faith Pierre Bourdieu; 15. Double binds Pierre Bourdieu and Gabrielle Balazs; 16. The view from the state Patrick Champagne; 17. Disorder among agents of order Remi Lenoir; 18. Woman and cop Remi Lenoir; 19. A living reproach Remi Lenoir; Part IV. The Way Down: 20. Permanent and temporary workers Michel Pialoux and Stephane Beaud; 21. The old worker and the new plant Michel Pialoux; 22. The temp's dream Stephane Beaud; 23. Working nights Rosine Christin; 24. Possession Rosine Christin; 25. The end of a world Pierre Bourdieu; 26. The shop steward's world in disarray Michel Pialoux; 27. The stolen work Sandrine Garcia; 28. A silent witness Rosine Christin; 29. Such a fragile equilibrium Pierre Bourdieu and Gabrielle Balazs; 30. Hanging by a thread Pierre Bourdieu; 31. A life lost Pierre Bourdieu; 32. The fall Patrick Champagne; 33. Broken careers Louis Pinto; Part V. Outcasts on the Inside Pierre Bourdieu and Patrick Champagne: 34. Those were the days Pierre Bourdieu; 35. A paradise lost Sylvain Broccolichi; 36. Cogs in the machine Sylvain Broccolichi and Francoise Euvrard; 37. A double life Rosine Christin; 38. French class Rosine Christin; 39. The upper hand Sylvain Broccolichi; 40. Institutional violence Gabrielle Balazs and Abdelmalek Sayad; Part VI. The Contradictions of Inheritance Pierre Bourdieu: 41. Academic destiny Alain Accardo; 42. A compromising success Charles Soulie; 43. The spirit of contradiction Emmanuel Bourdieu and Denis Podalydes; 44. Wife and colleague Jean-Pierre Faguer; 45. The curse Abdelmalek Sayad; 46. Emancipation Abdelmalek Sayad; 47. The sick person as object Francois Bonvin; 48. Solitude Gabrielle Balazs; Part VII. Understanding Pierre Bourdieu: 49. Postscript Pierre Bourdieu; Glossary; Index.

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