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Social Sensitivity: A Study of Habit and Experience

Social Sensitivity: A Study of Habit and Experience

by James M. Ostrow


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ISBN-13: 9780791402160
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/05/1990
Series: SUNY series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 137
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

James M. Ostrow is Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences, Bentley College.

Table of Contents


Chapter One
Introduction: The Sense and Significance of Social Life

Sense and Signification

Prereflective Habit

Intersubjectivity as a Problem of Habit

Self-Awareness Prior to Self-Objectification

The Subject as a Meeting of Two Pasts

Social Sensitivity

Chapter Two
From Taken-For-Grantedness to Sensitivity: Toward a Social Theory of Immediate Experience

Habit and Taken-for-Granted Knowledge

Embodied Sensitivity

Sociality as a Foundation of Consciousness

Chapter Three
The Intersubjective Contact: The Preobjective Level of Social Life

Intersubjectivity and Taken-for-Granted Knowledge

Intersubjective Sensitivity

Expression as a Medium of Consciousness

Chapter Four
The Experience of Self: Sensitivity and Reflexive Awareness

Self-Awareness and Spontaneous Involvement

Reflexive Sensitivity

The Preobjective Experience of Self

Chapter Five
The Disposition of Social Position: Habitus and Sensitivity

The Theory of Habitus

Institutional Inhabitation: The Case of the Classroom

The Embodiment of Social Position

Habit and Possibility

Chapter Six
Conclusion: Sociology and Human Experience




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