ART AND MANNER
MANNER AND ART
Let's start by taking a look at a set of specificcharacteristics of Pierre Bourdieu's writings. Thesecharacteristics partly explain why his sociology inspirescriticism: an ideological discourse clothed in intimidatingrhetoric and a whole panoply of scientific pageantry.
His books of sociology and meta-sociologycontinually confer the leading role upon the modus operandi, justify his use of artificial language, go onat length about the sociologist's difficulties (i.e. all the “effort” his work required, and all his vexations intransmitting his knowledge, therefore a criticism of hiscritics — or his readers, including a preemptivecriticism of any faulty readings…). They give an imperialistview of social science and an imaginative concept of theexact sciences, and systematically focus on the