The Logic of Practice



[Ebook] ➦ The Logic of Practice ➥ Pierre Bourdieu – E17streets4all.co.uk Our usual representations of the opposition between the civilized and the primitive derive from willfully ignoring the relationship of distance our social science sets up between the observer and the Our usual representations of the opposition between the civilized and the primitive derive from willfully ignoring the relationship of distance our social science sets up between the observer and the observed In fact, the author argues, the relationship between the anthropologist and his object of study is a particular instance of the relationship between knowing and doing, interpreting and using, symbolic mastery and practical mastery or between logical logic, armed with all the accumulated instruments of objectification, and the universally pre logical logic of practiceIn this, his fullest statement of The Logic Kindle - a theory of practice, Bourdieu both sets out what might be involved in incorporating one s own standpoint into an investigation and develops his understanding of the powers inherent in the second member of many oppositional pairs that is, he explicates how the practical concerns of daily life condition the transmission and functioning of social or cultural formsThe first part of the book, Critique of Theoretical Reason, covers general questions, such as the objectivization of the generic relationship between social scientific observers and their objects of study, the need to overcome the gulf between subjectivism and objectivism, the interplay between structure and practice a phenomenon Bourdieu describes via his concept of the habitus , the place of the body, the manipulation of time, varieties of symbolic capital, and modes of dominationThe second part of the book, Practical Logics, develops detailed case studies based on Bourdieu s ethnographic fieldwork in Algeria These examples touch on kinship patterns, the social construction of domestic space, social categories of perception and classification, and ritualized actions and exchangesThis book develops in full detail the theoretical positions sketched in Bourdieu s Outline of a Theory of Practice It will be especially useful to readers seeking to grasp the subtle concepts central to Bourdieu s theory, to theorists interested in his points of departure from structuralism especially fom L vi Strauss , and to critics eager to understand what role his theory gives to human agency It also reveals Bourdieu to be an anthropological theorist of considerable originality and power.The Logic of Practice

Bourdieu pioneered investigative frameworks and terminologies such as cultural, social, and symbolic capital, and the concepts of habitus, field or location, and symbolic violence to reveal the dynamics of power relations in social life His work emphasized the role of practice and embodiment or forms in social dynamics and worldview construction, often in opposition to universalized Western philosophical traditions He built upon the theories of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Maurice Merleau Ponty, Edmund Husserl, Georges Canguilhem, Karl Marx, Gaston Bachelard, Max Weber, mile Durkheim, Erwin Panofsky, and Marcel Mauss A notable influence The Logic Kindle - on Bourdieu was Blaise Pascal, after whom Bourdieu titled his Pascalian MeditationsBourdieu rejected the idea of the intellectual prophet , or the total intellectual , as embodied by Sartre His best known book is Distinction A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste, in which he argues that judgments of taste are related to social position His argument is put forward by an original combination of social theory and data from surveys, photographs and interviews, in an attempt to reconcile difficulties such as how to understand the subject within objective structures In the process, he tried to reconcile the influences of both external social structures and subjective experience on the individual see structure and agency.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader of the relationship between knowing and doing, interpreting and using, symbolic mastery and practical mastery or between logical logic, armed with all the accumulated instruments of objectification, and the universally pre logical logic of practiceIn this, his fullest statement of The Logic Kindle - a theory of practice, Bourdieu both sets out what might be involved in incorporating one s own standpoint into an investigation and develops his understanding of the powers inherent in the second member of many oppositional pairs that is, he explicates how the practical concerns of daily life condition the transmission and functioning of social or cultural formsThe first part of the book, Critique of Theoretical Reason, covers general questions, such as the objectivization of the generic relationship between social scientific observers and their objects of study, the need to overcome the gulf between subjectivism and objectivism, the interplay between structure and practice a phenomenon Bourdieu describes via his concept of the habitus , the place of the body, the manipulation of time, varieties of symbolic capital, and modes of dominationThe second part of the book, Practical Logics, develops detailed case studies based on Bourdieu s ethnographic fieldwork in Algeria These examples touch on kinship patterns, the social construction of domestic space, social categories of perception and classification, and ritualized actions and exchangesThis book develops in full detail the theoretical positions sketched in Bourdieu s Outline of a Theory of Practice It will be especially useful to readers seeking to grasp the subtle concepts central to Bourdieu s theory, to theorists interested in his points of departure from structuralism especially fom L vi Strauss , and to critics eager to understand what role his theory gives to human agency It also reveals Bourdieu to be an anthropological theorist of considerable originality and power."/>
  • Paperback
  • 340 pages
  • The Logic of Practice
  • Pierre Bourdieu
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 0804720118

10 thoughts on “The Logic of Practice

  1. says:

    The ideas and the concepts are groundbreaking but I really feel the text is unnecessarily difficult I know he s French and a philsopher at that, but sentences with that many commas should be banned.If you really are a genius, you might want to keep in mind that the rest of the world might not be

  2. says:

    Bourdieu challenges the notions of subjectivism and objectivism, in favor of agency and structures He adopts an approach of internalized structures that he calls habitus, which function as principles which generate and organize practices and representations Those practices and representations can be objectively adapted to their outcomes without presupposing a conscious aiming at ends or express mastery of the operations necessary in order to attain them 53.First of all, according to Bourdi Bourdieu challenges the notions of subjectivism and objectivism, in favor of agency and structures He adopts an approach of internalized structures that he calls habitus, which function as principles which generate and organize practices and representations Those practices and representations can be objectively adapted to their outcomes without presupposing a conscious aiming at ends or express mastery of the operations necessary in order to attain them 53.First of all, according to Bourdieu objectivism is a concept attributed to certain elements that lack the personal bias they are independent of individual consciousness and wills 26 Because of objectivism practical knowledge is often regarded as a set of rationalizations and hence rejected Ultimately, Bourdieu argues, objectivism reduces social science to situational analyses of phenomena Essentially, it ignores the relationship between experimental and objective meaning in social science Just like subjectivism, objectivism is problematic as well.Secondly, Bourdieu critiques in his understanding of knowledge some epistemological and social breaks in order to highlight the implications of objectivism He references Bally s conclusions on linguistic research, which imply as social break from the actual research This leads to the neglecting of the social conditions of scientific activity 33 In a participant observation there is the contradiction that the observer cannot be assume the role of the participant, hence the paradox He also criticizes Kant, in the sense that, he too is an outsider he assumes the point of view of the creator of art instead of the observer that views art from the outside.Moreover, Bourdieu refers to fetishism of social laws as a criticism of structuralism Due to their need to discover new forms in the history of social thought, structuralists fall into this notion of fetishism Bourdieu defines it as a rejection of subjectivism that leads to specific principles of division.Since Bourdieu rejects both objectivism and subjectivism, he undertakes another approach that of habitus Habitus is constituted in practice and is always oriented towards practical functions 52 It is the internalization of the cosmos for the creation of an identity Essentially, structure is the result of the systems of durable, transposable dispositions that define habitus More specifically, as Bourdieu states structured structures are predisposed to act as structuring structures He defines them as principles which generate and organize practices and representations that can be objectively adapted to their outcomes without presupposing a conscious aiming at ends or express mastery of the operations necessary in order to attain them 53 The structures are objectively regulated without being the subjective product of social action.In conclusion, Bourdieu thinks that habitus occurs during the early stages of socialization, however there still remains some kind of agency, still based on the normalized form of habitus Just like Durkheim Bourdieu believes in the predominance of a past self past behaviors that have now been unconsciously internalized

  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A bloody page turner

  4. says:

    Pierre Bourdieu s Logic of Practice proposes a model through which to understand society in the most general terms The basic idea is that human beings are predisposed to act in their social environment in certain ways relative to a pre determined understanding of the ways in which they think they ought to behave and relative to the perceived value certain other people have or possess in a given society My description there clears Bourdieu s work of the quasi technical jargon, but should the re Pierre Bourdieu s Logic of Practice proposes a model through which to understand society in the most general terms The basic idea is that human beings are predisposed to act in their social environment in certain ways relative to a pre determined understanding of the ways in which they think they ought to behave and relative to the perceived value certain other people have or possess in a given society My description there clears Bourdieu s work of the quasi technical jargon, but should the reader want to familiarize herself with the concepts, they are the following field, habitus, doxa, capital.According to Bourdieu, the field is sort of like the space of social possibilities, the space in which people can act and interact Habitus is the set of dispositions that people have internalized and which of course predispose people to act in certain ways in the field Doxa are the set of beliefs, perceptions, and so on that people have and have internalized that help a person determine what they think one ought to do in the field of possibilities And capital is an understanding of value attributed to and possessed by people and objects, which can be a money value or can be symbolic or social, or cultural, etc., but Bourdieu is mostly focused on symbolic capital in this book.This is a book I read,or less, but which I must admit to skimming Several works in social science seem to be unnecessarily jargon happy, and it s probably owing to certain fields which encourage that kind of thing, like literary theory or perhaps cultural anthropology Bourdieu s book is rife with unnecessary jargon and strange and seemingly unnecessary explications Although I think the basic ideas and concepts in this book are important, the way in which the book was written was not to my liking

  5. says:

    Covers a lot of the same ground as Outline of a Theory of Practice and is slightly clearer in its explanations of habitus, field and dispositions An important work on the topic of embodied knowledge but I find Bourdieu s model on the whole to be too limited due to three factors 1 the market metaphors of social and cultural capital don t really address some kinds of social action, 2 while denying historically determined materialist structuralist orientations, there is very little wiggle room Covers a lot of the same ground as Outline of a Theory of Practice and is slightly clearer in its explanations of habitus, field and dispositions An important work on the topic of embodied knowledge but I find Bourdieu s model on the whole to be too limited due to three factors 1 the market metaphors of social and cultural capital don t really address some kinds of social action, 2 while denying historically determined materialist structuralist orientations, there is very little wiggle room to admit human agency or robust ways of accounting for social change, and 3 his insistance that embodied dispositions are never conscious or calculated isn t supported by the widely reported experience of occilation between conscious and unconscious behavior

  6. says:

    Bourdieu introduces an insightful theoretical perspective toward the practical logic of everyday actions by means of the concept of habitus roughly and simply can be defined as cultural capital as well as the objective structures within which such action are carried on He, by some ethnographic cases, shows that how recognition of everyday life practices requires the anthropologists to consider the interplay and overlaps of various structures which are surrounding a case.To me the most int Bourdieu introduces an insightful theoretical perspective toward the practical logic of everyday actions by means of the concept of habitus roughly and simply can be defined as cultural capital as well as the objective structures within which such action are carried on He, by some ethnographic cases, shows that how recognition of everyday life practices requires the anthropologists to consider the interplay and overlaps of various structures which are surrounding a case.To me the most interesting part of the book was his critique of researchers in humanistic disciplines because of their detachment from the ongoing reality He discusses reasons of such detachment in depth and then discusses his own suggestions to modify humanistic and specifically anthropological methods

  7. says:

    Didn t read all of it didn t have time , but the section on symbolic capital is really really good.

  8. says:

    I love Bourdieu in terms of his theories, and really felt that a lot of the stuff in this book was detailed and comprehensive, but DAMN I wish there werefull stops.

  9. says:

    Bourdieu gets a lot of flak for his prose this is a rare case where I sometimes lean toward the critics side My experience reading this and other works was very akin to gold mining slogging through pages of cramped, twisted, choking pitch, with the occasional sentence or phrase nugget of absolute genius HOWEVER Since I m currently knee deep in the translation of French philosophy, I wonder how much of B s writing problems come down to poor translation The French language is much mor Bourdieu gets a lot of flak for his prose this is a rare case where I sometimes lean toward the critics side My experience reading this and other works was very akin to gold mining slogging through pages of cramped, twisted, choking pitch, with the occasional sentence or phrase nugget of absolute genius HOWEVER Since I m currently knee deep in the translation of French philosophy, I wonder how much of B s writing problems come down to poor translation The French language is muchforgiving with run on sentences, and some translators either because they don t know any better or because they re too terrified of deviating from the original take a very literal, one to one approach when putting French philosophy into English Run ons are usually preserved, and idioms turns of phrase are often treated as proprietary technical vocabulary As a result, French philosophers often strike English audiences as wordy, nonsensical, or deliberately obscure Just fwiw, if you find yourself struggling with Bourdieu, Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, and so on

  10. says:

    Bourdieus Sozialer Sinn finde ich zwar interessant, seine Vers hnung der objektivistischen und der subjektivistischen Sichtweise anhand des Habitus ist gro artig, aber i er h tte alles mit VIEL weniger Worten sagen k nnen ii er analysiert in dem zweiten Teil Praktische Logikformen die vorkapitalistische Gesellschaft der Kabylei Nordalgerien , welche keinen Gebrauch von Bildungstiteln macht empirische Belegung deckt nur teilweise das, was im ersten Teil Kritik der theoretischen Vernu Bourdieus Sozialer Sinn finde ich zwar interessant, seine Vers hnung der objektivistischen und der subjektivistischen Sichtweise anhand des Habitus ist gro artig, aber i er h tte alles mit VIEL weniger Worten sagen k nnen ii er analysiert in dem zweiten Teil Praktische Logikformen die vorkapitalistische Gesellschaft der Kabylei Nordalgerien , welche keinen Gebrauch von Bildungstiteln macht empirische Belegung deckt nur teilweise das, was im ersten Teil Kritik der theoretischen Vernunft behauptet wird Judith Butler ist leichter und interessanter zu lesen

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