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Pierre Bourdieu

break rather than the caffeine goes to show that food “transforms itself into situation.” He concludes by stating that our food affects culture and vice versa in a never-ending cycle. In “Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste”, Pierre Bourdieu discusses how the people in power dominate the idea of taste, an aesthetic concept. He theorizes that aesthetics is what creates class-based social groups and distances one class away from another. He emphasizes that it is the social origin, more...

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All Taste Is Acquired Taste (Pierre Bourdieu) -Discuss

creatures will be, he says, ones that are either hard to find or are of little nutritional value. There are, though, notable exceptions. Harris does not see these to be of significance, but they surely point to the existence of other, cultural factors. Bourdieu (1968) argues that the way in which we perceive our world is governed entirely by unconscious codes. Therefore our ability to comprehend works of art relies upon us first obtaining the codes which enable us to decipher them, and that this is an...

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Bourdieu and social class within the educational system

it comes to the classroom and the curriculum we are expected to teach. According to Bourdieu, the education systems of western societies function in such a way as to legitimatize class inequalities (Bourdieu, 1977). Success in the education system is enhanced by the possession of cultural capital (which is determined the dominate culture) and Lower-class pupils do not, in general, possess these traits. Bourdieu then supposes that the failure of the majority of these pupils is inevitable. This, he...

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There is something more in creating strong fashion brand than just marketing

completely off the mark, but I still would like to propose my divergent opinion drawing on the theories of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. Bourdieu has touched the subject of fashion in several of his writings (Bourdieu, 1975; 1984; 1995), yet his contribution to the observation of fashion is most illustratively present in ‘The Field of Cultural Production’ (Bourdieu, 1993), a series of essays studying the production and consumption in the field of art. Even though he covers the field of art...

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The primacy of agency vs. the primacy of structure is an ongoing debate in social theory discuss one example of an attempt to overcome the agency/structure problem.

social theorists did not delay in providing the counter argument that was agency, sparking the structure/agency debate that is still relevant in social thinking today. More recently, attempts to synthesise the two have been made, where in this essay, Pierre Bourdieu’s take on the matter will be explored. On the one hand, social theorists present the concept of ‘structure’ as an objective, external constraint influencing individual behaviour, where structure is the, ‘recurrent, patterned arrangements...

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Reading Reaction on Structuralism and Power

a good function of power. The power was thus acted out on this invisible omnipresence; everybody would follow it even if they couldn’t see it because they knew it was there watching over them. The third text, “Structure and the Habitus”, by Pierre Bourdieu, describes the Habitus which refers to the basic but important aspects of a society that are acquired on a daily basis through everyday life actions and events. He argues that Habitus is created through a social rather than an individual process...

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Pos 100 State and State-Society

different uses of power. First and foremost the state uses its power to legitimize its actions towards the population under it. It legitimizes all that is what the state think is good for the nation. Pierre Bourdieu discusses these modern tendencies of the state, which was described in the elements before. Bourdieu (1994), stated that the State is “the culmination of a process of concentration of different species of capital...”(4). The culmination in this statement means that the state is the apex or highest...

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Sociological Autobiography

(2014) U.S. Social Class Ladder, I grew up in a family that would be considered "middle class," and even later in life, I am still in the middle class. This supports the postmodernism perspective on social reproduction according to sociologist Pierre Bourdieu (Ferris & Stein, 2014) which explains that social class typically passes down from one generation to the nest and remains relatively stable. Although, I did benefit as an adult because I added value to my cultural capital gained from my parents...

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Bourdieu's Notion of Habitus

Bourdieu's notion of habitus is defined as some sort of filter that individual’s use to structure their own perceptions, experiences, and practices. According to Bourdieu, this notion does not only shape one's mental state of being but also one's physical being as well. The readings state, habitus helps mold one's "natural propensity" and "sense of one's place." However, this is not the only compass of habitus but instead it is an "internalization of externality." In sum, Bourdieu’s idea of habitus...

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The Theories from the Movie of Confessions of a Shopaholic

underlying tastes and sense of fashion. Pierre Bourdieu (1990-2002), who was born in an out-of-the-way corner of southwest France, illustrates and clarifies these situations with the conception of ”habitus” and the class taste. In his youth, He was cultivated in philosophy. However, after the experience of participation of the Algerian War, he transformed to be a social scientist. Nevertheless he had philosophic logic and accuracy (Grass 1) as well. In Bourdieu theory, drawn from a long-term...

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