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Habitus: beyond sociology

Silva, Elizabeth B. (2016). Habitus: beyond sociology. The Sociological Review, 64(1) pp. 73–92.

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This paper presents a contribution of a set of interrelated innovative thinking to revitalize the sociological understanding of the notion of the habitus. It discusses contributions by sociologists exploring the sources of Bourdieu’s inspiration from psychology and psychoanalysis to the development of the concept, and brings in new thinking inspired by authors and frameworks that branch out of sociology to bring into sociology fresher thinking. Three areas of concern about habitus are focused on: firstly, the objectivism and subjectivism dichotomy; secondly, the plasticity or rigidity of the concept; and thirdly, the implications of intangibles attached to the notion. The paper introduces a Special Section including five articles on theoretical and empirical explorations bringing exciting perspectives to creative and critical sociology.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Sociological Review
ISSN: 0038-0261
Keywords: habitus; Bourdieu; psychosocial; psychoanalysis; critical sociology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 45924
Depositing User: Elizabeth Silva
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 15:57
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 12:57
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