File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_1998/bourdieu.9801, message 7

Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 17:12:12 +0000
Subject: Re: Bourdieu and Mauss

>On Sat, 10 Jan 1998, Lee Schlesinger wrote:
>>       I wonder if others here might agree with me, however, that the more
>> significant influence on the arguments about the embodiment of habitus
>> and the materiality/worldliness/fleshiness of sense (as orientation,
>> meaning, and feeling) is Merleau-Ponty.
>        In a way this whole line of inquiry begs the question of
>intellectual "influence." While individual authors maybe important, it is
>also the case that this whole concern with habitus, practice, embodiment
>etc is common to a wide group of French intellectuals in the late 50s and
>early 60s. (Besides Merleau-Ponty, one could also mention Heidegger, who
>Bourdieu--along with other members of his generation--studied
>intensively). In discussing "influence," it would be important to look at
>why this was the case, IMHO.
I came across a book yesterday that looked promising in this regard.
Tom Rockmore 'Heidegger and French Philosophy' 1995 Routledge.



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