The Finnish INVENT team members participated in a seminar “Back to Bourdieu(?): A Symposium” held on 12 December at the University of Helsinki. The event and presentations discussed the legacy of Pierre Bourdieu’s work on sociology, especially from the Finnish perspective.
In his presentation, INVENT team member Semi Purhonen discussed the influence of Bourdieu in current cultural stratification research and presented examples of empirical studies, also based on INVENT survey data. Presented INVENT findings dealt for instance with the diversity of the bottom-up understandings of culture among Europeans. Please read more on the topic from our report “What does culture mean to Europeans?” from the Publications page.