Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) was one of the most influential
social scientists of the 20th century. He is the author of 37
books, including Distinction, named one of the 20th
century's ten most important works of sociology, as well as On
Television, Acts of Resistance, and Firing Back
(from The New Press).
Gisele Sapiro is a sociologist at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Her book La Guerre des ecrivains 1940-1953 will be translated into English at Duke University Press. She also co-edited several books, including Pierre Bourdieu, sociologue. She is a former student of Pierre Bourdieu and lives in Paris.