Moody habitus: Bourdieu with existential feelings

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  • University of Georgia
  • University of Jyväskylä

Abstract

This paper proposes a way of integrating the concepts of habitus and mood. The purpose of this conceptual move is to enrich Pierre Bourdieu's treatment of habitus with a better recognition of its affective aspects. The paper draws on phenomenological studies of psychic disorders and applies the concept of existential feeling to specify what moods are and do. The framing proposed distinguishes between dispositions that function in the foreground and in the background of habitus. Thereby it is possible to regard moods as background dispositions of habitus. This paper also discusses what this idea of moody habitus can do for research in habitus and human practice.

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalJOURNAL FOR THE THEORY OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Jan 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • disposition, existential feeling, habitus, mood, praxeology, social practice, DISPOSITIONAL THEORY, EMOTIONS, PRAGMATISM, HEIDEGGER, SOCIOLOGY, SELF

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