Concise genealogy and anatomy of habitus
AbstractIn this essay, Loïc Wacquant proposes a clarification of the concept of habitus, correcting some recurring misunderstandings. First, he briefly sketches the genealogy of the notion, pointing out its philosophical origins, and hinting at its use among some classical social science thinkers. Then, the author conducts a dissection of the habitus in the work of Pierre Bourdieu, and accurately reconstructs its anatomy, also referring to his own ethnographic research experience.
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