Pillars in the works of Loïc Wacquant

Against a fragmented reception

Kristian Nagel Delica, Christian Sandbjerg Hansen

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The critical and polemic receptions of the work of Loı ̈c Wacquant has been extensive, but to a large extent focused on specific works and colored by professional specialty, that is, in a word: fragmented. In counteracting that fragmented response, the article sheds light on the undercurrents in Wacquant’s works by stressing four prominent and consistent features: his heritage from (and updating of)Bourdieu; his emphasis on and constant practice of theory (implicit as well as explicit); the distinct ethos with which he addresses political sociology (in the dual form of a sociology analyzing the effects of the political productions of populations categories and a so-called ‘civic sociology’); and finally, the persistent and ubiquitous critique of everything in existence – a thematic indicator permeating each and every one of his works. Thus the article proposes a unifying reading of Wacquant as an interpretation advocating revitalization of a critical social science.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThesis Eleven
Vol/bind137
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)39-54
Antal sider16
ISSN0725-5136
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 5 dec. 2016

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Delica, Kristian Nagel ; Hansen, Christian Sandbjerg. / Pillars in the works of Loïc Wacquant : Against a fragmented reception. I: Thesis Eleven. 2016 ; Bind 137, Nr. 1. s. 39-54.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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