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Caterina Pizanias

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Chapter 8: Habitus: From the Inside Out and the outside In

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Habitus: From the Inside Out and the outside In
Habitus: From the inside out and the outside in
CaterinaPizanias

Abstract. Examinations of the body have been productive sites for analyzing aspects of contemporary culture in general and issues of identity/difference in particular. They have also become battlegrounds for position-claiming within both the public arena and disciplinary practices, that is, bodies claimed in/for/of x discipline. I believe it would be more productive if, in the future, we were to begin to examine bodies in relation to power regimes instead. Bodies—and art—have been found to occupy the middle ground, the space between disciplines, between the ‘already given or said’ in everyday life and knowledge alike. I have found navigational assistance for the spaces ‘in between’ in Bourdieu's sociology, especially ...

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