David Swartz

David Swartz

David Swartz

Assistant Professor

PhD, Boston University

Sociology 248B | 617.358.0650 | dswartz@bu.edu

Homepage: http://people.bu.edu/dswartz/

Curriculum Vitae

BIO AND RESEARCH

David L. Swartz, following retirement from full-time teaching, is now a Researcher in the Department of Sociology at Boston University. He lectures in both the Social Sciences Division of the Core Curriculum and the Department of Sociology. He is a Senior Editor and Book Review Editor of Theory and Society.  He is also currently Chair of the History of Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association and Co-Chair of the Political Sociology Standing Group in the European Consortium of Political Sociology. His most recent book is Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu (University of Chicago Press, 2013), which was co-winner of the American Sociological Association History of Sociology Section Distinguished Scholarship Award for 2014. His research interests include social theory, education, culture, stratification, and political sociology.

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SELECT PUBLICATIONS

2013. Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu. University of Chicago Press.  (Co-winner of the ASA’s 2014 History of Sociology Section’s Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award)

2009. “Review of Bourdieu on Religion: Imposing Faith and Legitimacy by Terry Rey” Sociology of Religion. 71(1):133-134.

2008. “Bringing Bourdieu’s master concepts into organizational analysis” Theory and Society. 37(1):45-52.

2008. “Social Closure in American Elite Higher Education” Theory and Society. 37(1): 409-419.

2006. “Pierre Bourdieu and North American Political Sociology: Why He Doesn’t Fit In But Should” French Politics 4(1):84-99.

1997. Culture & Power: The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu. University of Chicago Press.