A Concise Genealogy and Anatomy of Habitus

@article{Wacquant2016ACG,
  title={A Concise Genealogy and Anatomy of Habitus},
  author={Lo{\"i}c J. D. Wacquant},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={64},
  pages={64 - 72}
}
Retracing the philosophical origins and initial usage of habitus by Bourdieu to account for the historical disjuncture wrought by the Algerian war of national liberation and the postwar modernization of the French countryside allows us to clear up four recurrent misunderstandings about the concept: (1) habitus is never the replica of a single social structure but a dynamic, multiscalar, and multilayered set of schemata subject to ‘permanent revision’ in practice; (2) habitus is not necessarily… Expand
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