11.15.07 Thurs - Choosing the necessary Making a virtue of...

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Choosing the necessary Making a virtue of necessity: Habitus affects social structure by leading people to adapt to circumstances in which they find themselves: “Necessity imposes a taste for necessity which implies a form of adaptation to and consequently acceptance of the necessary, a resignation to the inevitable a deep seated ….” A taste for necessity Food chart for rich, poor, cultural, and less cultural **How does taste in foods reflect positions in a field? Do you agree? **What happens when people move around the field? The “class body” Class habitus expressed through the body “The body is the most indisputable materialization of class tastes” (Bourdieu, p.4) **Why? “Bodily hexis” based on social classification systems Bodily features (dimensions, shapes) Ways of treating, caring for, maintaining the body Preferences in food (linked to class conditions) Use of body in work and leisure **Do you agree with Bourdieu that bodily forms are a reflection of class position
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 314 taught by Professor Mische during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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11.15.07 Thurs - Choosing the necessary Making a virtue of...

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