Bibliography on Bourdieu

  • Bibliography of Works by Pierre Bourdieu

  • Bourdieu in a Transnational Context

  • Bourdieu in a International Comparative Perspective

Works by Pierre Bourdieu

  • (1962). The Algerians, Alan C.M. Ross (trans.), with a pref. by Raymond Aron. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
  • (1977a) [1972]. Outline of a Theory of Practice, R. Nice (trans.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • (1977b) [1970]. Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture, R. Nice (trans.). London: Sage (with Jean-Claude Passeron).
  • (1979a) [1972]. Algeria 1960. The disenchantment of the world; the sense of honour; the Kabyle house or the world reversed, R. Nice (trans.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • (1979b) [1964]. The Inheritors: French Students and Their Relations to Culture, R. Nice (trans.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press (with J.-C. Passeron).
  • (1984) [1979]. Distinction. A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, R. Nice (trans.). Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.
  • (1988) [1984]. Homo Academicus, P. Collier (trans.). Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • (1990a) [1987]. In Other Words. Essays Towards a Reflexive Sociology, M. Adamson (trans.). Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • (1990b)  [1980]. The Logic of Practice, M. Adamson (trans.). Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
  • (1990c) [1966].The Love of Art. European Art Museums and Their Public, C. Beattie & N. Merriman (trans.). Cambridge, UK: Polity Press (with Alain Darbel & Dominique Schnapper).
  •  (1990d) [1965]. Photography: A Middle-brow Art. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press (with L. Boltanski, R. Castel & J.-C. Chamboredon).
  • (1991a) [1982]. Language and Symbolic Power, J. B. Thompson (ed.), G. Raymond & M. Adamson (trans.). Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • (1991b) [1988]. The Political Ontology of Martin Heidegger, P. Collier (trans.). Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • (1991c) [1968]. The Craft of Sociology: Epistemological preliminaries, R. Nice (trans.). Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter (with Jean-Claude Chamboredon & Jean-Claude Passeron).
  • (1992): An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (with Loïc J. D. Wacquant).
  • (1993a) [1984]. Sociology in Question, R. Nice (trans.). London: Sage.
  • (1993b). The Field of Cultural Production. Essays on Art and Literature. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • (1994) [1965]. Academic Discourse. Linguistic Misunderstanding and Professorial Power, R. Teese (trans.). Cambridge: Polity Press (Jean-Claude Passeron & Monique de Saint Martin)
  • (1995) [1994]. Free Exchange, I. Utz & H. Haake (trans.). Cambridge: Polity Press (with Hans Haake).
  • (1996a) [1992]. The Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field, S. Emanuel (trans.). Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
  • (1996b) [1989]. The State Nobility: Elite Schools in the Field of Power, L. C. Clough (trans.). Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • (1999) [1993]. The Weight of the World. Social Suffering in Contemporary Societies, P. Bourdieu et al. (ed.). Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • (2000) [1997]. Pascalian Meditations, R. Nice (trans.). Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • (2001) [1998]. Masculine Domination. Cambridge: Polity.

Bourdieu in a Transnational Context


General Theory / Introductions / Field

Bennett, T.; Frow, J.; Hage, G. & Noble, G. (2013). Antipodean fields: Working with Bourdieu. Journal of Sociology 49 (2-3), 129–150. DOI: 10.1177/1440783313480929

Levitt, Peggy & Glick Schiller, Nina (2004). Conceptualizing Simultaneity: A Transnational Social Field Perspective on Society. International Migration Review 38 (3), 1002–1039. DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2004.tb00227.x. 

Nee, Victor & Sanders, Jimy (2010). Understanding the diversity of immigrant incorporation: a forms-of-capital model. Ethnic and Racial Studies 24 (3), 386–411. DOI: 10.1080/01419870020036710

Nowicka, Magdalena (2013). Positioning Strategies of Polish Entrepreneurs in Germany. Transnationalizing Bourdieu’s notion of capital. International Sociology 28 (1), 29–47 (related to Entrepreneurship).



Lingard, Bob; Rawolle, Shaun & Taylor, Sandra (2005). Globalizing policy sociology in education: working with Bourdieu. Journal of Education Policy 20 (6), 759–777. DOI: 10.1080/02680930500238945. 



Drori, Israel; Honig, Benson & Ginsberg, Ari (2008): Toward a Practical Theory of Transnational Entrepreneurship: Understanding the Habitus of Cross-Cultural Affiliation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SASE Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2008. Retrieved from

Drori, Israel; Honig, Benson & Ginsberg, Ari (2013). Transnational Entrepreneurship: The Practice of Cross-Cultural Affiliation. Academy of Management Proceedings 1 (1). DOI: 10.5465/aomafr.2012.0334.

Honig, Benson; Derori, Israel & Carmichael, Barbara (Eds.) (2010). Transnational and immigrant entrepreneurship in a globalized world. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Terjesen, Siri & Elam, Amanda (2009). Transnational Entrepreneurs' Venture Internationalization Strategies: A Practice Theory Approach. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 33 (5), 1093–1120. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2009.00336.x.


Ethnicity / Habitus / Field

Noble, G. (2013). Cosmopolitan Habits: The Capacities and Habitats of Intercultural Conviviality. Body & Society 19 (2-3), 162–185. DOI: 10.1177/1357034X12474477. 

Noble, G. (2013). “It is home but it is not home”: habitus, field and the migrant. Journal of Sociology 49 (2-3), 341–356. DOI: 10.1177/1440783313481532.

Tabar, Paul; Noble, Greg; Poynting, Scott (2010). On being Lebanese in Australia. Identity, racism and the ethnic field. Beirut: Institute for Migration Studies & Lebanese American University Press.


Labor Migration / Migrant Habitus / Cultural Capital

Harald Bauder (2005). Habitus, Rules of the Labour Market and Employment Strategies of Immigrants in Vancouver. Social and Cultural Geography 6 (1), 81–97.

Kelly, Philip & Lusis, Tom (2006). Migration and the transnational habitus: evidence from Canada and the Philippines. Environ. Plann. A 38 (5), 831–847. DOI: 10.1068/a37214. 

Nohl, Arnd-Michael; Schittenhelm, Karin; Schmidtke, Oliver (Eds.) (2010). Kulturelles Kapital in der Migration. Hochqualifizierte Einwanderer und Einwandererinnen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. Wiesbaden: VS.

Nohl, Arnd-Michael; Schittenhelm, Karin; Schmidtke, Oliver & Weiß, Anja (2006). Cultural Capital during Migration - A Multi-level Approach for the Empirical Analysis of the Labor Market Integration of Highly Skilled Migrants. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research 7 (3), Art. 14.


Migration / Interculturality / Gender / Cultural Capital

Erel, Umut (2010). Migrating Cultural Capital: Bourdieu in Migration Studies. Sociology 44 (4), 642–660. DOI: 10.1177/0038038510369363.  

Erel, Umut (2012). Engendering transnational space: Migrant mothers as cultural currency speculators. European Journal of Women's Studies 19 (4), 460–474. DOI: 10.1177/1350506812466612. 

Pollmann, A. (2013). Intercultural Capital: Toward the Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Empirical Investigation of a Rising Marker of Sociocultural Distinction. SAGE Open 3 (2). DOI: 10.1177/2158244013486117.


Politics / International Relations

Adler-Nissen, Rebecca (Ed.) (2012). Bourdieu in International Relations. Rethinking Key Concepts in IR. Abingdon: Routledge.

Adler-Nissen, Rebecca (2011). On a Field Trip with Bourdieu. International Political Sociology 5 (3), 327–330. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-5687.2011.00137_1.x.


Social Inequality / Social Class

Oliver, Caroline & O'Reilly, Karen (2010). A Bourdieusian Analysis of Class and Migration: Habitus and the Individualizing Process. Sociology 44 (1), 49–66. DOI: 10.1177/0038038509351627.

Weiss, A. (2005). The Transnationalization of Social Inequality: Conceptualizing Social Positions on a World Scale. Current Sociology 53 (4), 707–728. DOI: 10.1177/0011392105052722.


Social Networks / Ethnicity

Anthias, Floya (2007). Ethnic ties: social capital and the question of mobilisability. The Sociological Review 55 (4), 788–805. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2007.00752.x.

Carling, Jørgen (2014). Scripting Remittances: Making Sense of Money Transfers inTransnational Relationships. International Migration Review 48 (s1), S218-S262. DOI: 10.1111/imre.12143.

Cederberg, Maja (2012). Migrant networks and beyond: Exploring the value of the notion of social capital for making sense of ethnic inequalities. Acta Sociologica 55 (1), 59–72. DOI: 10.1177/0001699311427746. 

Morosanu, Laura (2015). Professional Bridges: Migrants' Ties with Natives and Occupational Advancement. Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/0038038514568234. 

Patel, Pankaj C. & Conklin, Betty (2009). The Balancing Act: The Role of Transnational Habitus and Social Networks in Balancing Transnational Entrepreneurial Activities. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 33 (5), 1045–1078. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2009.00334.x. (related to Habitus / Entrepreneurship)

Ryan, Louise; Sales, Rosemary; Tilki, Mary & Siara, Bernadetta (2008). Social Networks, Social Support and Social Capital: The Experiences of Recent Polish Migrants in London. Sociology 42 (4), 672–690. DOI: 10.1177/0038038508091622. 


Social Movements

Husu, Hanna-Mari (2013). Bourdieu and Social Movements: Considering Identity Movements in Terms of Field, Capital and Habitus. Social Movement Studies 12 (3), 264–279. DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2012.704174.


Transnational Social Inequality / relevant Literature not using Bourdieu's theory explicitly

Berger, Peter A.; Weiß, Anja (2008): Transnationalisierung sozialer Ungleichheit. Wiesbaden: VS.

Epple, Angelika (2012). The Global, the Transnational, and the Subaltern: The Limits of History Beyond the National Paradigm. In Anna Amelina, Devrimsel D. Nergiz, Thomas Faist & Nina Glick Schiller (Eds.). Beyond methodological nationalism. Research methodologies for cross-border studies. New York: Routledge.

Faist, Thomas (2000). Transnationalization in international migration: implications for the study of citizenship and culture. Ethnic and Racial Studies 23 (2), 189–222. DOI: 10.1080/014198700329024.

Glick Schiller, Nina (2012). Transnationality, Migrants and Cities: A Comparative Approach. In Anna Amelina, Devrimsel D. Nergiz, Thomas Faist & Nina Glick Schiller (Eds.). Beyond methodological nationalism. Research methodologies for cross-border studies. New York: Routledge.

Goldring, Luin & Landolt, Patricia (2012). Transnational Migration and the Reformulation of Analytical Categories: Unpacking Latin American Refugee Dynamics in Toronto. In Anna Amelina et al. (Eds.). Beyond methodological nationalism. Research methodologies for cross-border studies. New York: Routledge.

Waldinger, Roger & Lichter, Michael I. (2003). How the other half works. Immigration and the social organization of labor. Berkeley: University of California Press.


Bourdieu in a International Comparative Perspective



Boltanski, L.; Thevenot, L. (1999). The Sociology of Critical Capacity. European Journal of Social Theory 2 (3), 359–377. DOI: 10.1177/136843199002003010.


Calhoun, Craig; LiPuma, Edward; Postone, Moishe (Eds.) (1993). Bourdieu: Critical perspectives. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Lamont, Michèle (1989). The Power-Culture Link in a Comparative Perspective. Comparative Social Research 11, 131–150.

Lamont, Michèle (1992). Money, morals, and manners. The culture of the French and American upper-middle class. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lamont, Michèle (2000). The dignity of working men. Morality and the boundaries of race, class, and immigration. New York, Cambridge, MA: Russell Sage Foundation; Harvard University Press.

Lamont, Michèle (2010). Looking Back at Bourdieu. In Elizabeth B. Silva & Alan Warde (Eds.): Cultural analysis and Bourdieu's legacy. Settling accounts and developing alternatives. London: Routledge, S. 128–141.

Lamont, Michèle; Molnár, Virág (2002). The Study of Boundaries in the Social Sciences. Annual Review of Sociology 28 (1), 167–195. DOI: 10.1146/annurev.soc.28.110601.141107.

Lamont, Michèle; Thévenot, Laurent (Hg.) (2000). Rethinking comparative cultural sociology. Repertoires of evaluation in France and the United States. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lardinois, Roland; Thapan, Meenakshi (Hg.) (2006). Reading Pierre Bourdieu in a dual context. Essays from India and France. London: Routledge.


McKay, Deirdre (2005). Migration and the Sensuous Geographies of Re-emplacement in the Philippines. Journal of Intercultural Studies 26 (1-2), 75–91. DOI: 10.1080/07256860500074052.


Noble, Greg; Watkins, Megan (2003). So, How Did Bourdieu Learn to Play Tennis? Habitus, Consciousness and Habituation. Cultural Studies 17 (3-4), 520–539. DOI: 10.1080/0950238032000083926.


Peterson, Richard A. (2005). Problems in comparative research: The example of omnivorousness. Poetics 33 (5-6), 257–282. DOI: 10.1016/j.poetic.2005.10.002.

Portes, Alejandro (1998). Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology. Annual Review of Sociology 24 (1), 1–24. DOI: 10.1146/annurev.soc.24.1.1.


Silva, Elizabeth B. (2005). Gender, home and family in cultural capital theory. The British journal of sociology 56 (1), 83–103. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-4446.2005.00048.x.

Silva, Elizabeth B. & Warde, Alan (Hg.) (2010). Cultural analysis and Bourdieu's legacy. Settling accounts and developing alternatives. London: Routledge.

Swartz, David (1997). Culture & power. The sociology of Pierre Bourdieu. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Walther, Matthias (2014). Repatriation to France and Germany. A Comparative Study Based on Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Watkins, Megan & Noble, Greg (2013). Disposed to learn. Schooling, ethnicity and the scholarly habitus. London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Wimmer, Andreas (2008). The Making and Unmaking of Ethnic Boundaries: A Multilevel Process Theory. American Journal of Sociology 113 (4), 970–1022. DOI: 10.1086/5228