Philippe Corcuff

Philippe Corcuff, born in 1960, is a French academic, lecturer in political science at the Institute of Political Studies in Lyon since October 1992 and member of the CERLIS laboratory (Centre de Recherche sur les Liens Sociaux, Université Paris Descartes / CNRS) since October 2003. Politically committed to the left, he defines himself as an “anti-globalization and libertarian activist”.[1]

Philippe Corcuff
Philippe Corcuff.jpg
BornApril 15th 1960
EducationInstitut de Journalisme Bordeaux Aquitaine ; School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences
OccupationPolitical commentator, sociologist
EmployerLyon Institute of Political Studies ; Charlie Hebdo
Political partySocialist Party ; Revolutionary Comunist League ; New Anticapitalist Party ; The Greens ; Citizen's Movement ; Anarchist Federation

Sociologically speaking, he had started in study with a socio-ethnographic approach, within the scope of his thesis, the building of social groups, through railroaderstrade unionism and, wider, the workers' movement. He offers then a reading of the Pierre Bourdieu’s critical sociology, emphasizing on the “post-marxist” aspect of his social criticism, while pointing several contradictions and inconsistencies out (in the treatment of the plurality of social referents working on each individual, in the overevaluation of the weight of the dominations[disambiguation needed] and in the underevaluation of the dominated’s[disambiguation needed] capacity to resist, etc.). He made this very especially in the book Bourdieu Autrement (non-translated, in English : “Bourdieu, differently”).[2]

Selected worksEdit

  • Corcuff, Philippe. Les nouvelles sociologies. Armand Colin, 2011.
  • Corcuff, Philippe. As novas sociologias-Construçoes da realidad social. 2001.
  • Corcuff, Philippe. La société de verre: pour une éthique de la fragilité. Armand Colin, 2002.
  • Corcuff, Philippe, and François de Singly. "Les Nouvelles Sociologies Constructions de la Réalité Sociale." (1995).
  • Corcuff, Philippe. Bourdieu autrement. Fragilités d'un sociologue de combat. 2003.

External linksEdit

  • Blog on the Mediapart website (in French)
  • List of the Philippe Corcuff's publications on the website of its research laboratory, the CERLIS (in French)