A feminist analysis of the impact of gender on a woman’s discourse and consciousness must also bear in mind that to be a member of a disadvantaged minority within a given institution or field in no way guarantees that one will develop a revolutionary or oppositional consciousness. On the contrary: ostensibly egalitarian institutions tend to …

Our Habitus, Or: Men Are Collateral Damage of Patriarchy

This passage of Toril Moi’s great essay on using Pierre Bourdieu’s work for feminist theory touches on why men are affected by sexist structures – without there being such a thing as reverse sexism:   Our habitus is at once produced and expressed throughour movements, gestures, facial expressions, manners, ways of walking, and ways of looking …

Leaving the last point to one side, if only because I do not understand it, the first two rebuttals do not amount to a defense against the charge of determinism. Honest introduction to Bourdieu’s concept of habitus by Richard Jenkins.  Jenkins, Richard. Pierre Bourdieu. London: Routledge (1992) p. 83

My intention is to make a contribution to the sociology of intellectual production, […] as well as to analysis of fetishism and magic. There too, you might say, “But why not go and study magic in "primitive” societies, rather than in the Paris fashion scene?“ I think that one of the functions of ethnological discourse …

Intellectual life, like all other social spaces, is a home to nationalism and imperialism, and intellectuals, like everyone else, constantly peddle prejudices, stereotypes, received ideas, and hastily simplistic representations which are fueled by the chance happenings of everyday life, like misunderstandings, general incomprehension, and wounded pride. Pierre Bourdieu. “The Social Conditions of the International Circulation …

https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js Nirvana is one of those bands that are almost impossible to cover. Not only are they iconic, but they are perfect within the conventions of their genre, heck, they established the rules and then tore them down themselves. So to make a cover work, you need to go in a different but equally intense …