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Place & Space

Habitus and Hexis (continued)

Habitus can be the way a person see’s a place which they use frequently or not some much. The place could a social point where they meet friends or could even be a certain place they use to smoke a cigarette. Whatever their use of this certain point, they have a relationship with place, giving it a certain comfort factor.
This same place might be used by numerous different people but they may not share the same feelings for it as another person and that is what makes habitus unique.
It is how a person feels in a certain place that will allow them to describe it.
It is best described as the space of lifestyles, as people from lifestyles use different places in different ways. ‘Habitus as embodied in individuals, and the habitus as a collective and homogeneous phenomenon, mutually adjusted for and by a social group or class.
 “The members of a same group or class, being products of the same objective conditions, share a habitus and the practices of these members are better harmonized than the agents know or wish”. http://www.eng.fju.edu.tw/Literary_Criticism/cultural_studies/bourdieu.html#Habitus
The place could be the same but it is the way the place is used that will describe the way it is a habitus for some people. ‘habitus.’ It is a brief insight to the explanations of different people’s opinion on the complex social structures which build this world in which we live. Habitus is the way we see the world in which we live, through our own personal experiences acting as our eyes.
 Every person in the world goes through different experiences in life and it is these which provide personal and uniqe interperatations of each persons ‘habitus Habitus can another word for comfort zone as many people would say.
Cultre, religion, tradition and the country in which people live or are from can play a big roll on how people behave and personalities its what there identity is made up. With most cultures and classes there are social sterotypes attatched and live by there ideolological ways within there own society. People from different cultres, religions and classes are brought up in there own traditions which makes them more likley to grow up in the same social class and religious belifs as there families.
Different groups of people from different working clases behave and what makes them behave the way they do and lead lifestyles in different ways to others.
‘When a child grows up in a household in which music is not only listened to but also preformed, when a child is introduced at an early age to a noble instrument- especially the piano the effect is at least to produce a more familiar relationship to music which differs from the always somewhat distant, contemplative and often verbose relation of those who have come to music through concerts or even only through records’.

Distinctions. A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste. Conclusion. 1984, translated by Richard Nice, published by Harvard University Press, 1984 page 75



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