The purpose of this collection is to explore how habitus can be used in different areas of knowledge as both theory and method. In other words, through which mechanisms can research ‘capture’, operationalise and theorise habitus?

The conceptualisation of habitus is a reflection of Bourdieu’s attempt to overcome the dichotomy between structure and agency whilst acknowledging the external and historical factors that condition, restrict and/or promote change. Central to fulfilling this objective is an exploration of the particular ways in which the Bourdieuian habitus has been applied to different areas. Research on habitus embeds itself in a wide variety of contexts. Below is a list of different areas featured in the book:

  • Education
  • Social and economic mobility
  • Migration
  • Youth and crime
  • Digital practice