A Bourdieu’dian Analysis for the Construction of an Education in Tea

Background & Definitions

Pierre Bourdieu (1930 – 2002) was a French multi-disciplinary scholar and public intellectual. His work in the fields of sociology, anthropology, and philosophy gave empirical statistical modeling a role in the understanding of culture, particularly the acquisition of preferences and taste. His most well-known work, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste[1] (1979) was the first large-scale use of quantitative methods and statistical modeling for the study of sociological class-based preferences and the method of preferences acquisition.