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New Left Review I/191, January-February 1992

Pierre Bourdieu and Terry Eagleton

Doxa and Common Life

Terry Eagleton Hello and welcome. [*] What follows is an edited transcript of a discussion—one in a series of ‘Talking Ideas’—between Pierre Bourdieu and Terry Eagleton that took place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, on 15 May 1991. Pierre Bourdieu and I will discuss some of the themes in our new books—primarily his book, Language and Symbolic Power, but also my book, Ideology. [1] Pierre Bourdieu, Language and Symbolic Power, Polity Press, Cambridge 1991, £35.00 hbk; Terry Eagleton, Ideology, Verso, London 1991, £10.95 pbk, £32.95 hbk. And then we will invite questions and comments.

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