Classic Quote of the Week: Pierre Bourdieu on The Function of Sociology

Need some inspiration? Your sociology quote of the week comes from Pierre Bourdieu, as featured in The New York Times. In the first chapter of On Television, Bourdieu writes:

The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden. In so doing, it can help minimize the symbolic violence within social relations and, in particular, within the relations of communication.

The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden. - Pierre Bourdieu
The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden. – Pierre Bourdieu