Bourdieu Study Group 2nd Biennial International Conference 2018: Reproduction and Resistance

10-12 July 2018
Lancaster University, UK

Keynote Speakers include:

Dr. Constantino Dumangane (Cardiff University), Dr. Sol Gamsu (University of Bath), Dr. Tracey Jensen (Lancaster University), Dr. Lisa McKenzie (Middlesex University), Professor Diane Reay (Cambridge University), Professor Derek Robbins (University of East London), Professor Mike Savage (London School of Economics), Professor Andrew Sayer (Lancaster University), Dr. Aina Tarabini (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona), Annabel Wilson, (Cardiff University), Dr. Berenice Scandone (University of Bath), Professor Imogen Tyler (Lancaster University)

Building on the success of the first international conference held in Bristol, 2016, the Bourdieu Study Group will hold their second biennial international conference. The 2016 meeting was a truly international affair which brought together scholars, practitioners, and policy makers from as far as Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, India, Chile, U.S., France, Germany, Finland and many more places. Keynotes and workshops were held across a wide number of areas of Bourdieusian inquiry which included lively debates on issues such as: ‘race’ and ethnicity; public sociology and activism; conceptualisation and uses of theory in research; methods and methodology; culture and taste; and the continued and contemporary relevance of Bourdieu.

The second international conference will convene at Lancaster University, 10-12 July 2018. This conference looks to take forward some of the debates emerging from the 2016 event, but is also looking to engage in new themes related to Bourdieusian research and scholarship. The main theme for the conference is ‘Reproduction and Resistance’. Although in some ways an age old debate, informed by notions of structure and agency, it is nonetheless an unsettled discussion within Bourdieusian understandings. Bourdieu’s work is often viewed as incompatible with theories of change and resistance, relying too much on sustained structures recycling inequalities, yet newer Bourdieusian scholars contend that his work allows for consideration of structural and individual social change, especially within a late neoliberal context.


1) Submission of abstracts deadline: 12 December 2017
2) Announcement of selected abstracts: 31 January 2018
3) Online registration opens for accepted papers: 31 January 2018
4) Registration for accepted papers closes: 30 March 2018
5) Registration opens for all other delegates: 31 March 2018


Registration will open on 31 January 2018. There are three registration options. All options include full conference registration, we regret that we are unable to provide day rates at this time.

Option 1: Registration with two nights’ accommodation in Lancaster House Hotel providing 4* accommodation adjacent to the university campus. Additional nights can be included on request, family rooms are also available.
Option 2: Registration with two nights’ accommodation in 3* on campus accommodation. Additional nights can be included on request.
Option 3: Registration only.

Registration Fees Table


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Useful Information

The organisers cannot pay for participants’ travel. The following will be provided for all participants: Refreshments and lunch during the conference; an evening meal on the first and second night of the conference (with an option to include on site accommodation).

Cancellations received up to and including 31 March 2018 will incur an administration fee of £50.

The Bourdieu Study Group cannot be held responsible for last minute changes to the advertised programme due to unforeseen circumstances.