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Habitus: a sense of place

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The chapters in the book Habitus: A Sense of Place examine different ways in which spaces and places are socially constructed, read and used by different people in both urban and non-urban settings. The book is divided into four main sections, following a key chapter by Pierre Bourdieu, the originator of the term "habitus". The sections are: Being in the World The Politics of Space and Place Processes of Place-Making Decolonising Spatial Habitus

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Author(s): Hillier J, Rooksby E

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Edition: 2nd revised

Year: 2005

Number of Pages: 427

Publisher: Ashgate

Place Published: Aldershot

Notes: Habitus is a concept developed by the late French sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu, as a 'sense of one's place...a sense of the other's place'. It relates to our perceptions of the positions (or 'place') of ourselves and other people in the world in which we live and how these perceptions affect our actions and interactions with places and people. Habitus implies that a web of complex processes links the physical, the social and the mental. Inspired by this concept, this compelling book brings together leading scholars from interdisciplinary fields to examine ways in which spaces and places are constructed, interpreted and used by different people. The second edition contains updated chapter material, together with an entirely new Introduction and revised Conclusions which recognise the importance of Boudieu's work. This publication is a tribute to Pierre Bourdieu's remarkable contribution to the fields of sociology, anthropology, geography, political philosophy and urban planning.

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ISBN: 9780754645641


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