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Using Bourdieu Methodologies for Studying Citizenship, an audio record of Anna Leander's Keynote (21.06.2011)

This Keynote by Anna Leander was given during CCIG Forum 22 (21.06.2011) Of Cookbooks and Unfinished Dictionaries: On the Promise and Problems of Using Bourdieu Methodologies for Studying Citizenship Act

This Keynote by Anna Leander was given during CCIG Forum 22 (21.06.2011)

Of Cookbooks and Unfinished Dictionaries: On the Promise and Problems of Using Bourdieu Methodologies for Studying Citizenship Act

As part of the recent move in constructivist/post-structuralist IR/IPE to develop a stronger methodological grounding for their work, the work of Pierre Bourdieu has attracted considerable attention. Those attracted are often disillusioned. They find it difficult "to make Bourdieu work for them". This presentation will address their concern in two ways, first by suggesting that part of the disillusionment comes from a discrepancy between the conceptions of methods held by many IR/IPE scholars (and what they consequently search for in Bourdieu) and the conception of "methods" held by Bourdieu (and the kind of methodological guidance that can therefore possibly be found there). While the former has much in common with a cookbook the latter has more in common with an incomplete dictionary. The second part of the lecture exemplifies this contrast in the area of citizenship studies and more specifically with reference to the study of citizenship acts contrasting by spelling out t he practical implications of the two approaches to methodology.

 

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