Habitus

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The Socialisation of children in families and schools, and its transmission is a hidden means of ensuring that ‘class positions are passed on from one generation to the next’.
The purpose of this essay is to critically analyse the

Intro

Idea 1- Habitus, cultural capital- education
Cultural capital interweaves with the notion of habitus and is a determining factor when a youth develops their habitus, and therefore the cultural practices they choose to partake in. As Crossley (2001:98)relays “ They can only do what they afford to do”. This relates to how one's class position, defined by one's capital assets, shapes the context within which one's habitus is formed (Crossley 2001:98). In a practical sense this relates back to the previous example of the child exposed to art through their childhood due to their middle class background will differ from that of a working class child who is not and supports how a youth's habitus, although dependent of a variety of factors is influential in determining which cultural practices youth choose to partake in.
Different forms of capital -p.g 97

Idea 2- Bawman (criticism to Bourdieu)

Idea 3-

Idea 4

Crossley (2001) provides a succinct yet illustrative definition of what is habitus: “ An agent's habitus is an active residue or sediment of their past experiences which functions within their present, shaping their perception, thought and action and thereby shaping social practice in a regular way.” ( Crossley, 2001:93) Crossley's definition and explanation of habitus mirrors the view of Bourdieu. In particular Crossley relays Bourdieu's (1990) example of a child brought up in an art-loving family. The child through their experiences and exposure, as proposed by Bourdieu is more likely to develop a 'love of art' and will have acquired the skills “ of true appreciation and criticism” whereas a child from a working…...

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