Habitus Clivé: Aesthetics and Politics in the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

  title={Habitus Cliv{\'e}: Aesthetics and Politics in the Work of Pierre Bourdieu},
  author={Tony Bennett},
  journal={New Literary History},
  pages={201 - 228}
  • T. Bennett
  • Published 6 June 2007
  • Sociology
  • New Literary History
Habitus is a key concept in the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu and plays an organizing role in his classic study Distinction where tastes are divided between different class-based habitus. These divisions are set in the context of Bourdieu's account of the French cultural field as being polarized between a bourgeois habitus defined by the Kantian ethos of disinterestedness and a working-class habitus governed by the choice of the necessary. This paper probes this account of the habitus and… Expand
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