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Bourdieu and Affect

Towards a Theory of Affective Affinities

By Steven Threadgold

Published

29 Jul 2020

Page count

128 pages

ISBN

978-1529206616

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

29 Jul 2020

Page count

128 pages

ISBN

978-1529206647

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Steven Threadgold’s study represents the first comprehensive engagement of Pierre Bourdieu’s influential sociology with affect theory.

    With empirical research and examples from sociology, it develops a theory of “Affective Affinities,” deepening our understanding of how everyday moments contribute to the construction and remaking of social class and aspects of inequalities. It identifies new ways to consider the strengths and weaknesses of Bourdieusian principles and their interaction with new developments in social theory.

    This is a stimulating reading for students, researchers and academics across studies in youth, education, labour markets, pop culture, media, consumption and taste.

    Steven Threadgold is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research focusses on youth and class, with interests in unequal and alternate career trajectories; underground and independent creative scenes; and cultural formations of taste.

    Introduction: A Sociology of Affective Practice

    Illusio and Social Gravity: Motivations, Aspirations, Orientations, Intensity

    The Affectivity of the Forms of Capitals

    Fields, Settings, Atmospheres

    Habitus: an affective reservoir of immanent dispositions

    Symbolic Violence and Affective Economies

    Reflexivity, Irony and Social Change

    Homo Economicus Must Die: The Human as Accumulated Being

    Conclusion