About the Author
Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) was one of the most influential social scientists of the 20th century. He is the author of 37 books, including Distinction, named one of the 20th century’s ten most important works of sociology, as well as On Television, Acts of Resistance, and Firing Back (from The New Press).
Gisèle Sapiro is a sociologist at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Her book La Guerre des écrivains 1940-1953 will be translated into English at Duke University Press. She also co-edited several books, including Pierre Bourdieu, sociologue. She is a former student of Pierre Bourdieu and lives in Paris.