Habitus

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Bowser, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    So, as the theory goes, social classes can be defined by our experiences through family, school, and social contacts--we acquire our perception, likes and dislikes, even mannerisms from those around us. It is a self perpetuating loop. I've kind of seen this at play in my life. My wife's family, as an example, have wine on the table every time we visit. It's a big deal. While visiting her parents years back in Santa Rosa, I was the designated driver as we toured the wine country. For me, wine was never part of the fixture in my family, but there might be a beer or two in the fridge.

    I do see this as being relevant in how we perceive ourselves and others in our society. As a consequence of being around my wife's family, I've developed a taste for Merlot.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habitus_(sociology)
     

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