I often say that sociology is a martial art, a means of self-defense. Basically, you use it to defend yourself, without having the right to use it for unfair attacks.
La Sociologie est un sport de combat (2000); Cited in: John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter (2004) Football Goes East. p. xii
If the sociologist has a role, it is probably more to furnish weapons than to give lessons.Pierre Bourdieu
Practice has a logic which is not that of the logician.Pierre Bourdieu
Male domination is so rooted in our collective unconscious that we no longer even see it.Pierre Bourdieu
Television enjoys a de facto monopoly on what goes into the heads of a significant part of the population and what they think.Pierre Bourdieu
I often say that sociology is a martial art, a means of self-defense. Basically, you use it to defend yourself, without having the right to use it for unfair attacks.Pierre Bourdieu
The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren't simply hobbies or minor influences.Pierre Bourdieu
Every established order tends to produce (to very different degrees with different means) the naturalization of its own arbitrariness.Pierre Bourdieu
The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need of words, and ask no more than complicitous silencePierre Bourdieu
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