Film Theory: Bourdieu, Pierre–French Philosopher and Sociologist

Pierre Bourdieu (French: August 1, 1930–January 23, 2002) was a French sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher, and public intellectual. Bourdieu’s contributions to the sociology of education, theory of sociology, sociology of aesthetics have achieved influence in several related fields (e.g. anthropology, media and cultural studies, education, popular culture, the arts). In his academic career he was primarily […]

Books: Khaled Hosseini

Bio © UNHCR Brian Sokol                   Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. His father was a diplomat in the Afghan Foreign Ministry and his mother taught Farsi and history at a high school in Kabul. In 1976, the Foreign Ministry relocated the Hosseini family […]

100 Books: Texts That Influenced My Thinking–Boys in White

Boys in White  Paperback Jan. 1976 Review “Boys in White was the first major sociological study reporting the actual educational experience had at medical school, not as it should be or as the American Association of Medical Schools portrayed education at medical schools. Participant observation by Howard S. Becker and Blanche Geer provided insights that […]

Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic Raging Bull: The Making of Scorsese’s 1980 Oscar Winner

Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic 

Raging Bull: The Making of Scorsese’s 1980 Oscar Winner

Raging Bull: The Making of Scorsese’s 1980 Oscar Winner