Professor David Swartz’s “Symbolic Power” Winner of HOS Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

in Faculty, News
June 17th, 2014


Professor David Swartz

9780226925011Professor David Swartz’s Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu is the co-winner of the American Sociological Association’s 2014 History of Sociology Section Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award.

This award “honors sociologists who have made significant contributions to the history of sociology by writing books or articles on the ‘cutting edge’ of sociological inquiry.” [1] In his notice of the award, Chair Elect of the History of Sociology Section Neil Gross quoted the award committee in describing Symbolic Power as showing “clearly how much Bourdieu has ‘to give to a sociology of politics and a political sociology’–and how central politics was in Bourdieu’s intellectual biography.”

Symbolic Power shares this award with Marcel Fournier’s Emile Durkheim: A Biography.

Congratulations, David!

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