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It's All Becoming A Habitus By Bourdieu

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Throughout the course of our lives, we often question our personal identity. It is done in multiple ways whether it is at school as an art project, at our community at a social gathering, or at home as a house chore. In fact, our personal identity contains a multitude of characteristics which appear and change in certain circumstances. In other words, the concept of ‘habitus’, as told by Bourdieu, offers a better understanding of an individual’s personality structure. Thus, in Reay’s article, “It’s all becoming a habitus’: beyond the habitual use of habitus in educational research”, she distributes the concept of ‘habitus’ into four theories. Like the author, I will reflect upon my understanding as well as applying it to an educational setting.

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