Review: Beate Krais & Gunter Gebauer (2002). Habitus

  • Martin Spetsmann-Kunkel FernUniversität Hagen
Keywords: habitus, economic capital, cultural capital, social capital, class-habitus, gender-habitus, generative principle

Abstract

Beate KRAIS and Gunter GEBAUER's book introduces Pierre BOURDIEU's developed concept of habitus in an easily comprehended way. Habitus is the central idea in all of Pierre BOURDIEU's work, in which he attempts to describe and depict the human being as an over-socialized entity. As opposed to the former idea of social role, habitus is to be perceived and understood as a generative principle. This principle involves the (re)production of social structures as well as internalizing and incorporating them. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs030270

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Author Biography

Martin Spetsmann-Kunkel, FernUniversität Hagen
Martin SPETSMANN-KUNKEL, M.A., Studium der Soziologie, Psychologie, Politischen Wissenschaft in Aachen, derzeit Promotion zum Dr. phil. Er arbeitet in der offenen Kinder- und Jugendarbeit in Krefeld und nebenberuflich für die Fernuniversität Gesamthochschule Hagen als Mentor im Fachbereich Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften. In FQS finden sich weitere Besprechungen von Martin SPETSMANN-KUNKEL, so zu Qualitative Forschung ((http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-02/2-02review-spetsmann-d.htm)) (Brüsemeister 2000) und Grundlagen qualitativer Feldforschung (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/1-02/1-02review-kunkel-d.htm) (Lueger 2000).
Published
2003-05-31