Pierre Bourdieu: A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory

Pierre Bourdieu's ideas have had a major impact on a number of fields of inquiry. As scholars of media and communication begin to think more frequently and more carefully with Bourdieu's ideas, this book offers a wealth of points of contact between Bourdieu's ideas and research topics concerning media and communication. This book addresses how Bourdieu's ideas can be used to raise questions concerning: media production, media audiences, symbolic authority, and the history of communication study. The result is a compact but comprehensive volume that gives the reader a sense of the scope and relevance of Bourdieu's ideas to a wide range of domains of study in communication research.