Contemporary Theoretical

Bourdieu   A concept that Bourdieu starts out with is habitus, in the book it states that habitus is, “ a mental filter that structures an individual’s perceptions, experiences, and practices such that the world takes on a taken-for-granted appearance.” (Bourdieu, 654). We have an individual and a individual enters into society and society consist […]

La Sociologie est un sport de combat

Review Pierre Bourdieu is perhaps my favorite Sociologist of all time; easily in my “top five”. He’s known for referring to Sociology as a martial art, which is about the coolest damn thing I’ve ever heard. More accurately, in French it is sport de combat. Bourdieu uses the term to refer to the necessary defense of […]

Bourdieu Pt. 2

What role does cultural activities play in the social reproduction of class? Bourdieu claims that culture is transmitted from generation to generation through the educational system of the ruling class. “The inheritance of cultural wealth which has been accumulated and given by previous generations only really belongs to those endowed with the means of appropriating […]

Cultural Capital

Bourdieu spoke about cultural capital as being non-financial assets that include education, intellect, speech, appearance, etc. I feel most of cultural capital stems from education which directly contributes to your appearance, degree of intellect and your ability to speak properly among different groups. What I feel is most important is the way you present your […]

Pierre Bourdieu

Cultural Reproduction & Social Reproduction Pierre Bourdieu explores the function of education in society in terms of class, more specifically cultural capital. He notes that education functions to reinforce the standards of the elite, teaching the masses to appreciate, or at least operate, within an established structure that operates in favor of, and to support […]

Bell, Wright & Bourdieu

Main Points Cultural Reproduction and Social Reproduction (Bourdieu) Bourdieu posits that culture is transmitted from generation to generation through the educational system of the ruling class. “The inheritance of cultural wealth which has been accumulated and bequeathed by previous generations only really belongs to those endowed with the means of appropriating it for themselves (Bourdieu […]

“The phrase, the world wants to be decieved, has become true than had ever been intended.” – Adorno

    In “The Culture Industry Reconsidered,” Theodor Adorno explains the culture industry and its implications on the larger society. The industry is purposefully ordered and the customers, the masses who consume, are not in charge. Culture was once an honor to humans, but now it has become swallowed by an industry that manufactures ideas […]

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