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Habitus (Sociology)


  • Here are entered works on social norms that seem inherent but are actually acquired through socialization and experience.

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    • found: Work cat: 2014380112: Toussaint, H. Violence symbolique et habitus social, 2012.
    • found: Castree, N. Dict. of human geography, 2013, via WWW, Aug. 13, 2014(habitus: a set of socially learned habits of thinking and action specific to individuals and the groups (e.g. classes or communities) to which they belong; these habits are acquired slowly over time in the arena of everyday life and become normalized)
    • found: Chandler, D. Dict. of media and communication, 2011, via WWW, Aug. 13, 2014(habitus: a set of norms and expectations unconsciously acquired by individuals through experience and socialization as embodied dispositions, 'internalized as second nature' (Bourdieu), predisposing us to act improvisationally in certain ways within the constraints of particular social fields)
    • found: Dict. of sociology (Scott), 2009, via WWW, Aug. 13, 2014(habitus: a set of acquired dispositions of thought, behaviour, and taste, which is said by Pierre Bourdieu (Outline of Theory and Practice, 1977) to constitute the link between social structures and social practice (or social action))
    • found: Dict. of the social sciences (Calhoun), 2002, via WWW, Aug. 13, 2014(habitus: the capacity to generate new social actions without explicitly thinking them through, based partly on the internalization of objective social structures through experience (including the success or failure of previous actions))
    • found: Harris, J. Dict. of social work and social care, 2013, via WWW, Aug. 13, 2014(habitus: a concept set out by Pierre Bourdieu (1930--2002) in Outline of Theory and Practice (1977) that describes a person's knowledge and understanding of the world, which are acquired from her/his class position and are expressed in thoughts, behaviours, and tastes, which are manifested in patterned social and cultural practices)
    • found: Merriam-Webster unabridged, via WWW, Aug. 13, 2014(habitus: 1a : the body build and constitution especially as related to predisposition to disease : habit 4a; b : habit 8; 2a : mental power or faculty b : habit 6a)
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    • Here are entered works on social norms that seem inherent but are actually acquired through socialization and experience.
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    • 2014-08-13: new
    • 2014-11-15: revised
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