A Social Critique Of The Judgment Of Taste

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Pierrie Bourdieu was a sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher, and renowned public intellectual. He mainly focused with the dynamics of powers in society; especially those that were diverse and delicate in the ways of how they were transferred. As well as how social order were maintained throughout the time of their existence. (Bourdieu) Bourdieu is best known for his book Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste. Being deemed the sixth most important sociological work of the twentieth century by the International Sociological Association (ISA). (Bourdieu) argues that judgments of taste are acts of social positioning. Along the journey of debating the correlation between taste and social positioning, he tried to reunite the influences of both external social structures such as: churches, schools, and other physical constructs that society is able to interact in. Along with social structures subjective experience, which is a product of an individual mind. Roland Robertson is a sociologist and theorist of globalization. With a touring of who lectures at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, United Kingdom. Formerly he was a professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. He was the President of the Association for the Sociology of Religion in 1988. Robertson 's main works are Globalization: Social Theory and Global Culture (1992) and the edited volume Global Modernities. 1985 first used the term “globalization” in one of Roland sociological article.

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