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    Habitus In Stardust

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    The film, Stardust, prove to have a great connection associated with Pierre Bourdieu’s practice theory, the concept of Habitus. In a sense, the concept of habitus is used to account for the ways in which individuals’ expectations or preferences come to reflect the conditions they were formed. (Rye, 2008, 125-6). An example of the element of habitus is embodied with Tristian Thorn, the protagonist, through his inability to interact/connect with the female counterpart due to his upbringing of not having a strong motherly figure (to guide him) (aka. Mommy issue). Mothers teach their young how to treat other women in their lives with care and affection, however, growing up without a mother figure molds man to be different people. Ultimately, treating…

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    Bourdieu’s work focuses a lot of overcoming social dichotomies. For example, Habitus and Field, Body and Mind and Macro and Macro. Habitus and Field are two co-terms which are used to explain the subjective and objective aspects of humanity, (Hardy, 2008, p. 214). We also examine Bourdieu’s three forms of capital. It is important to note that capital is not solely focused on economic capital. We focussed a lot of attention on cultural capital and the three typologies faced within cultural…

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    Bourdieu’s concept if habitus Bourdieu define habitus as the most influential and ambiguous concept which refers to the physical embodiment of cultural capital to internal ingrained habits, skills and disposition that often human beings possess as a result of their life experience. This concept of habitus has been used during Aristotle introduced by Marcel, Maurice. Marloau and Pierre. Bourdieu who turned it into a cornerstone for sociology, using it to solve various sociological structures. He…

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    Habitus By Pierre Bourdieu

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    French sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher, and renowned public intellectual. After graduating from college, he taught in a high school on the study of philosophy and spent two years in Algeria which lead to his writing of his first book, Sociologie de L'Algerie (The Algerians). In 1981, he was given the chair at College de France which is a presigious placing for a sociologist. Heavily influenced by Karl Marx, Max Weber, Émile Durkheim and many others, he introduced a different concept of…

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    Pierre Bourdieu's Habitus

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    The social power of Pierre Bourdieu’s habitus can simply be described as a manifested system of tastes where our actions are guided by structure but individuals have the agency or “freewill” to make our own choices. Consciously and unconsciously, we as individuals internalize elements for our social distinctions, dispositions, and an ideology that is going through a constant dialectical battle between structure and agency. “The way society gets inside of us” essentially depicts Bourdieu’s…

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    Empirical evidence for the fluidity of habitus can be provided by a PHD study of incarcerated youth in Denmark. This study highlighted how five boys fitted within the sphere of the secure unit using agencements to promote a hegemonic masculinity in the form of clothing, hair, language,posture, T-shirts with postcodes became symbolic markers such of the places and communities they belonged to. Comparing and contrasting how these boys made themselves up focuses strongly upon the…

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    According to Bourdieu, habitus is what determines the way we perceive or judge society’s actions based on how the world structures social worlds. The way in which we grow up forms our experiences and judgement.1 In today’s society, success and failure are determined based on a person’s education, economic, and class status. Therefore, it can be concluded that in a household, the more you accomplish, the more likely you will be seen as successful and accepted into society. Throughout my memo, I…

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    explains it through his characteristic theoretical vocabulary of habitus, capital and field. Bor Species of capital Economic capital, this is the command over economic resources such as cash or assets. Cultural capital, consists every knowledge experiences or network of connections that a man has had built through his life, all this enables him or her to succeed more than someone with a different suit of knowledge, experiences or connections. Cultural capital allows one to be familiar with…

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    It is the physical embodiment of cultural capital, the deeply ingrained habits, skills, and dispositions that we possess due to our life experiences. This habitus controls every aspect of a person’s existence, and is the framework for creating any new societal norm. It is a learned ritual; however, it becomes learned in the subconscious of everyone to the extent of which it becomes in an important part of society which is passed down from person without even noticing. This structure isn’t…

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    mannerisms, skills, preferences, interaction styles and knowledge. Bourdieu then went on explaining about the three types of cultural capital: objectified (material possessions), institutionalized (credentials) and embodied (habitus). Further, Bourdieu talked more about how the habitus of an individual helps him to integrate to his social environments and develop taste for cultural commodities (art, food and dressing) that are culturally instilled in him (Allan 2013:182). Habitus refers to the…

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