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Theory - 04-01 - Bourdieu (Habitus and Field)

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Lacy Mitchell

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Transcript of Theory - 04-01 - Bourdieu (Habitus and Field)

04-01: Bourdieu (Habitus and Field)
Pop Quiz 8!!!!
Pierre Bourdieu
1930 – 2002
A poststructuralist
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Habitus = the mental or cognitive structures through which people deal with the social world.
Habitus = the culmination of our position in every social structure that we are a part of as well as all the knowledge, schemes of perception, mannerisms, and capabilities that come along with that. That is, it is our personal social or cultural capital.
Jay-Z says, "You can pay for school but you can't buy class."
Hysteresis = the condition that results from having a habitus that is not appropriate for the situation in which one lives.
Cafe Americano =
Sociological Habitus!
part of your complete breakfast...
Remember the camel needle example from Integrated Exchange theory lecture?
French president Charles de Gaulle kisses Argentine president Arturo Illia in 1964.
Free roses - they only cost 10 million Lira...
This happened to me in Rome.
Field = network of relations among the objective positions.
Field = an area of coordinate social practice in society
that operates
according to
a particular
The Economy
Economic capital = economic resources possessed by an actor (money and wealth).
Cultural capital = various kinds of legitimate knowledge possessed by an actor.
Social capital = the extent of the valued social relations possessed by an actor (or who you know).
Symbolic capital = the amount of honor and prestige possessed by an actor.
Symbolic violence = a soft form of violence (the agent against whom it is practiced is complicit in its practice) that is practiced indirectly, largely through cultural mechanisms.
Distinction - used in two different ways. you can be "distinction" you can also use cultural symbols to make yourself "distinct" from everyone else.
Precisely what makes this classy and not other "trashy" things? That is a sociological question.

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