Measuring Social Class in the UK: Bourdieusian approaches


The work of Pierre Bourdieu in the UK has been highly influential over the last twenty years, and has been highly regarded by many academics including Mike Savage, Bev Skeggs and Diane Reay as a seminal body of work in understanding and unravelling the complexity of...

Appel « Sciences sociales, sciences critiques »


A call from the French association « Champ libre aux sciences sociales » for collective action against the politics of deterioration of the conditions of production and diffusion of critical social science. It proposes amongst others the creation of zones free from...

The Meetings of Tinos


Topic of the year 2012: Systems of Education and Employment in the Mediterranean: Crisis of Reproduction - Crisis of the State

"We are not goods on politicians and bankers' hands" - A letter from Spain


A letter by Spanish academics and young activists of the movement of 15th March against the policy of budget restriction and salary reduction, pushed forward by the European Union, the European Central Bank and the IMF. The letter is aimed at breaking the media...

"Dictionnaire des Concepts Nomades en Sciences Humaines"


The following text presents the new book "Dictionnaire des Concepts Nomades en Sciences Humaines" (2010), edited by Olivier Christin, which results from the project ESSE (2003 - 2009). In discussing and interpreting the "cultural significations" of different notions,...

German Edition of Pierre Bourdieu's Writings


A new edition of Pierre Bourdieus’ works presents all theoretical writings and empirical studies in a fundamentally thematic structure for the first time. Published in German by UVK and Suhrkamp, the series of fourteen volumes edited by Franz Schultheis and Stephan...

Spät im Wintersemester


A collective text by staff members of the Vienna Academy of Arts, venue of the recent alternative summit on the Bologna accords (Bologna burns, March 11-14 2010) reflects the student protests in the light of the changes in the field of education and society at large.
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The Raisons d’agir section publishes current critical interventions and political statements by scientists, intellectuals and artists within the Foundation’s ambit and provides a platform for exchange with representatives of social movements. It also includes dossiers and interviews on pressing political issues. Special attention is given to the changes at European universities.