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How does Bordieu use the concept of "habitus" to overcome the antinomy between subjectivism and objectivism?

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Introduction

How does Bordieu use the concept of "habitus" to overcome the antinomy between subjectivism and objectivism? Bordieu states that firstly Objectivism holds that our everyday lives are predetermined into a structure before we are even Born, that there are rules which determine our behaviour. . These are a set of very definite laws which we follow. Subjectivism, he states, is then one takes these individual actions and state that social reality is made up by these acts of interpretation. Bordieus main concern was with how people individualise themselves within society.He wishes to portray an objective analysis of these structures that control, frame and influence our social lives. ...read more.

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People in different classes often use their asthetic difference to distance themselves from other classes or to further their distinction. People in higher classes have a tendncy to appreciate a certain type of art or music which you may need a significant amount of money to enjoy. There can also be a distinction made between those who equally have the same amount of economic capital in a class but one may be lacking in cultural capital an example of this may be people who have acquired "new money", they can afford to enjoy fine art and the opera but perhaps lack the cultural capital to do so. ...read more.

Conclusion

Thus these unconscious schemata are shared by people subjected to similar experiences, this can be used to explain why people may often feel more comfortable with those who share the same colour, gender or age as themselves. Taste is an acquired disposition to differentiate and appreciate. It marks differences by a process of distinction which is not a distinct knowledge. It functions as a sort of social orientation, implying a practical anticipation of what the social meaning or values of the chose practice or thing will probably be. Bordieu thinks society is stratified.There are fractions within each class which correspond to different lifestyles through the habitus. The habitus is a system of choices that are influenced by inherited asset structures. ...read more.

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