New York University’s Department of Culture and Communication in the Steinhardt School will host a book launch for Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field, edited by Rodney Benson, assistant professor.

The book, in the spirit of Pierre Bourdieu, a professor of sociology at the College de France, highly regarded as one of the most influential sociologists of the twentieth century, picks up where Bourdieu’s On Television left off and examines the questions: What is the journalistic field? And, Why does Bourdieu think that protecting its autonomy is so important? The book is co-edited by Erik Neveu, professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes, and includes hitherto unpublished text by Bourdieu. Chapter contributors include Michael Schudson, Daniel Hallin, Rodney Benson, Eric Klinenberg, and several leading French media scholars.

WHAT: Book launch party of Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005)

WHO: Rodney Benson, assistant professor, NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Culture and Communication, and affiliated faculty with Faculty of Arts and Science’s (FAS) Sociology Department; Eric Klinenberg, assistant professor, FAS’ Sociology Department.

WHEN: THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: KIMBALL HALL, NYU, 246 Greene Street (corner of Waverly)

Reporters interested in attending the event should contact Jennifer Zwiebel, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, Steinhardt School of Education at 212.998.6797 or The event is free and open to the public.

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