Re: another view of Panofsky: what is "habitus"?

From: Steve Gabosch (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 14:10:11 PDT

I am struggling with the concept of "habitus." Need help!
- Steve

>Phil wrote:
>[Habitus] make distinctions between what is good and what is bad, between
>what is right and what is wrong, between what is distinguished and what is
>vulgar, and so forth, but the distinctions are not identical…the same
>behaviour…can appear distinguished to one person, pretentious to someone
>else, and cheap or showy to yet another. Bourdieu, 1998, p. 8 [Practical

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