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Department
History
Course
HIS330H5
Professor
Kevin P.Coleman
Semester
Winter

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Bourdieu‟s chapter titled „Structures, Habitus, Practices‟ in Critique of Theoretical Reason focus on what is habitus, how it is formed, how it conducts are our actions, and so on. Even though the chapter is titled „Structures, Habitus, Practices‟, everything is drawn back onto habitus including structures and practices. I can‟t be sure to say I understood what he means when he defines these three primary terms, but from what I understood he defines practice as repeated past actions that help structure dispositions or future feelings (which will soon be defined as the habitus) that are practical (i.e. serves a certain purpose or function). The structures may be defined as the systems that create opportunities for practice and the parts required to form habitus (again see how it all relates back to habitus). The structure may be, for example, social structures that dictate what someone may and may not do. Habitusare simply action
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