The limitations of doxa

  title={The limitations of doxa},
  author={Adam Smith},
  journal={Journal of Social Archaeology},
  pages={155 - 171}
  • Adam Smith
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Social Archaeology
In recent years, archaeological discussions of agency have relied quite heavily upon Pierre Bourdieu’s rendering of doxa in discriminating between those phenomena resulting from habit and those from active intention. However, doxa presents considerable problems for archaeological analyses as it rests upon a troubling theory of history and fails to assist in promulgating an archaeological account of subjectivity. This article presents an explicitly archaeological critique of Bourdieu’s doxa… Expand

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