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Trabajo y sociedad

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DIEZ, María Carolina. Dance of loneliness: Reflections on "The Young singles. The crisis of peasant society in the Bearne" by Pierre Bourdieu. Trab. soc. [online]. 2011, n.17, pp. 67-81. ISSN 1514-6871.

This paper presents a reflection on the work of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu "The dance of the singles. The crisis of peasant society in the Bearne". This posthumous book contains a series of articles on French rural society, which deals with sociological issues of change and reproduction of the peasantry. These studies contain the autor's primary concerns about the symbolic domination and the interconnectedness of economic and symbolic markets, from the description and analysis of the crisis and a restructuring of the marriage alliance system. Based on a review of the book, this work attemps to analyze the research trajectory of Bourdieu, his critical break with structuralist paradigm, and the relationship between ethnology and sociology.

Keywords : Peasantry; Social reproduction; Paradigms; Bourdieu.

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