Pierre Bourdieu has been critiqued extensively for not having foregrounded an analysis of gender domination in his otherwise very rich and engaging works on Algeria, Kabylia society, education, art and aesthetics, and on contemporary French society Feminists are also peeved by his almost insulting references, or contrarily his lack of recognition, to well-known French feminisms and the women’s movement in his article, and later work, Masculine Domination (2001). 1 It therefore seems more meaningful not so much to ask where and to what extent Bourdieu’s work seeks to provide an adequate explanation for gender domination, but to address the question in terms of the significant conceptual categories and analytical skills in Bourdieu’s sociological toolkit that help us in our sociological endeavours.