Twenty-First Century Dis-Ease? Habitual Reflexivity Or the Reflexive Habitus

  title={Twenty-First Century Dis-Ease? Habitual Reflexivity Or the Reflexive Habitus},
  author={P. Sweetman},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={528 - 549}
  • P. Sweetman
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • The Sociological Review
  • While certain theorists have suggested that identity is increasingly reflexive, such accounts are arguably problematised by Bourdieu's concept of habitus, which – in pointing to the ‘embeddedness’ of our dispositions and tastes – suggests that identity may be less susceptible to reflexive intervention than theorists such as Giddens have implied. This paper does not dispute this so much as suggest that, for increasing numbers of contemporary individuals, reflexivity itself may have become… CONTINUE READING
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