Empirical Investigations of Social Space

  • Jörg Blasius
  • Frédéric Lebaron
  • Brigitte Le Roux
  • Andreas Schmitz

Part of the Methodos Series book series (METH, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jörg Blasius, Frédéric Lebaron, Brigitte Le Roux, Andreas Schmitz
    Pages 1-11
  3. Construction of the Social Space

  4. Modeling Social Fields

  5. Methodology and Methods

About this book


This book provides an in-depth view on Bourdieu’s  empirical work, thereby specially focusing on the construction of the social space and including the concept of the habitus. Themes described in the book include amongst others:

•          the theory and methodology for the construction of “social spaces”,

•          the relation between various “fields” and “the field of power”,

•          formal construction and empirical observation of habitus,

•          the formation, accumulation, differentiation of and conversion between different forms of capital,

•          relations in geometric data analysis.

The book also includes contributions regarding particular applications of Bourdieu’s methodology to traditional and new areas of research, such as the analysis of institutional, international and transnational fields. It further provides a systematic introduction into the empirical construction of the social space.


Bourdieu Construction and Analysis of Social Spaces Empirical Application Geometric Data Analysis Modeling Social Fields

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Blasius
    • 1
  • Frédéric Lebaron
    • 2
  • Brigitte Le Roux
    • 3
  • Andreas Schmitz
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Political Science & SociologyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Department of Social SciencesEcole normale supérieure Paris-SaclayCachanFrance
  3. 3.MAP5 - University Paris DescartesParisFrance
  4. 4.Institute of Political Science & SociologyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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