By Loubna Flah
By Loubna Flah
Morocco World News
Casablanca, January 25, 2012
The School of Governance and Economics (EGE) based in Rabat has joined forces with the Center for African and Mediterranean Studies (CFRAM) to organize a seminar on January 28th in tribute to one of the most prominent sociology pioneers Pierre Bourdieux in commemoration to the 10 year anniversary since his death. The seminar will be under the theme “Bourdieux legacy on both sides: The use of sociological investigative frameworks in the realm of humanities”. The seminar is expected to address the application of Bourdieux’s scientific legacy in North African sociological studies.
The seminar scheduled for Saturday from 14h30 to 18h, is expected to attract researchers from both sides of the Mediterranean region including Bourdieux’s disciples and former colleagues who collaborated closely with him. Bourdieux is one of the most influential scholars whose ideas remain pivotal to modern sociology. He is credited for revealing covert social mechanisms as well as for laying the foundations of paramount paradigms in sociology namely habitus, symbolic domination and social reproduction.
Pierre Bourdieux published a distinguished body of work on a whole gamut of issues in media, education, social misery and the state. His publications are dependable references widely used by researchers, journalists and students. Bourdieux advocated a dual outlook on both sides of the Mediterranean region in order to construe a more comprehensive worldview. He claims that politics and economics are two realms that pertain to sociological spheres, the battlefield of violent physical and symbolic forces. Hence, he believed in the necessity to update our knowledge of these forces if we are to overcome them.
The EGE located in Rabat is the first school specialized in political sciences and public affairs in Morocco. Founded by the Foundation for the Teaching of Economics and Political and Social Sciences, the EGE offers multidisciplinary syllabi in economics, history, sociology, law and languages targeting elite students selected on the basis of merit. The seminar is organized in partnership with the CFRAM, a research centre affiliated with EGE. The CFRAM researchers and professors conduct and publish research on problematic issues in Africa and the Mediterranean region notably security, development, economics and society.
Edited by Benjamin Villanti
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