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Richard Shusterman "After graduating from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and three years service as an officer in the Israeli Army, Richard Shusterman completed his doctoral studies in philosophy at St. John's College, Oxford University. Winner of Senior Fulbright and NEH Fellowships, he has taught in many countries and is currently Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Temple University, Philadelphia and at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris. Outside the ordinary range of university pursuits, Shusterman is directing a project for UNESCO on urban culture, and he runs a monthly book discussion series at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. The series, which features new books and established experts, is called Dialogues on the Square." Pierre Bourdieu Obituary, January 25, 2002, Pierre Bourdieu, 71, French Thinker and Globalization Critic by ALAN RIDING PARIS, Jan. 24 — Pierre Bourdieu, a leading French sociologist and maverick intellectual who emerged as a public figure here in the 1990's by championing the antiglobalization movement and other antiestablishment causes, died in a Paris hospital on Wednesday. He was 71. The cause was cancer, friends said. The author of 25 books, many translated into English, Mr. Bourdieu was particularly interested in exploring the formative roots of class distinctions and power structures. He applied his theories to a broad range of topics, including education, television, masculinity, intellectuals, the media, language and poverty. While his influence has long been felt in academic circles in France and the United States, Mr. Bourdieu assumed a public role in the tradition of Emile Zola and Jean-Paul Sartre only in the last decade, when he became what Le Monde called "the intellectual reference" for movements opposed to free market orthodoxy and globalization. In the process, he also turned his guns on television talk-
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show hosts for delivering "cultural fast food" and on many fellow intellectuals whom he accused of abusing their privileged status in France by opining on issues about which they knew little. Counterattacks by intellectuals like Alain Finkelkraut and Bernard- Henry Levi ensured that he remained in the public eye. Some critics said that he had grown increasingly sectarian in recent years. Yet while he described his political position as "to the left of the left," meaning that he considered the Socialist Party to have sold out, he stood at the heart of France's intellectual establishment. He held the chair of sociology at the College de France, an elite government-backed think tank, he taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and he edited a sociology journal. One measure of his iconoclastic renown in France was that the report of his death was the lead story in
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