Habitus: A Sense of Place / Edition 2

Habitus: A Sense of Place / Edition 2

by Jean Hillier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754645649

ISBN-13: 9780754645641

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Habitus is a concept developed by the late French philosopher, Pierre Bourdieu, as a 'sense of one's place...a sense of the other's place'. It relates to our perceptions of space and place and how these perceptions affect our actions, not only in shaping the form of environments, but also simply in our experience and interaction with places.

Habitus implies that a

Overview

Habitus is a concept developed by the late French philosopher, Pierre Bourdieu, as a 'sense of one's place...a sense of the other's place'. It relates to our perceptions of space and place and how these perceptions affect our actions, not only in shaping the form of environments, but also simply in our experience and interaction with places.

Habitus implies that a web of complex processes inseparably links the physical, the social and the mental. Inspired by this concept, this compelling book brings together leading scholars to examine ways in which space and place are constructed, read and used by different people. Following a key chapter by Pierre Bourdieu himself, the book is divided into sections guided by the following three questions:

How does the notion of Habitus help us understand international and national political structures and activities?Does Habitus help explain processes of place-making in relation to practices of the built environment?How durable is habitus: might it undergo transformation in changing circumstances?

The last publication Pierre Bourdieu was involved with, it is a tribute to his remarkable contribution to the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754645641
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Information about Contributorsvii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction
1Introduction3
2Habitus27
Politics of Space and Place
3Democracy and the Question of Power37
4Politics: Territorial or Non-Territorial?51
5Toleration and the Art of International Governance: How is it Possible to 'Live Together' in a Fragmenting International System?67
6Which Kind of Public Space for a Democratic Habitus?93
7Metropolitan Liberalism and Colonial Autocracy101
8Governmentality and Regional Economic Strategies115
Processes of Place-Making
9Mind the Gap143
10Place, Identity and Governance: Transforming Discourses and Practices173
11Difference, Fear and Habitus: A Political Economy of Urban Fears203
12Spectral Cities: Where the Repressed Returns and Other Short Stories219
13Crime and the Design of the Built Environment: Anglo-American Comparisons of Policy and Practice241
14The Silent Complicity of Architecture267
15Belonging: Towards a Theory of Identification with Space281
Decolonising Spatial Habitus
16Placemaking as Project? Habitus and Migration in Transnational Cities299
17Enduring Landscape, Changing Habitus: The Sa'dan Toraja of Sulawesi, Indonesia317
18The Endurance of Aboriginal Women in Australia339
19Belonging, Naming and Decolonisation353
Conclusion
20Conclusion377
Index387

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