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The bachelors' ball : the crisis of peasant society in Béarn /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002.
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Bachelorhood and the peasant condition
  • The system of matrimonial exchanges in traditional peasant society
  • Internal contradictions and anomy
  • The opposition between the bourg and the hameaux
  • The peasant and his body
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliographical notes
  • Changes in population, 1836-1954
  • Dialogue between a villager and a peasant
  • Another dialogue between a villager and a bachelor
  • The exemplary tale of a younger son from a modest family
  • Excessive maternal authority and bachelorhood
  • An attempt to generalize : bachelorhood in 16 rural cantons in Brittany.