Essays about: "habitus"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 77 essays containing the word habitus.

  1. 1. The Perpetual Colonial Situation: Language and Dominance in Taiwan

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Tsung-Ting Chen; [2019-02-04]
    Keywords : language policy; colonialism; Hoklo; Mandarin; sociology; habitus; field; capital; Taiwan; China;

    Abstract : In Taiwan today, 96% of the population speaks Mandarin. Yet, Mandarin speakers were rare, if not totally absent, on the island before 1945. READ MORE

  2. 2. Striving for dignity : insights of young people in Rwanda on youth engagement in agriculture and urban migration of rural youth

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Boneza Patrick; [2018]
    Keywords : agriculture; farming; rural life; urban migration; youth; aspirations; habitus;

    Abstract : In the global development discourse, it is argued that concerns of youth unemployment and slow agricultural development in Africa can be solved through investing in youth engagement in agriculture. However, little attention is paid to whether young people aspire to engage in agriculture, or what it would take to otherwise change that. READ MORE

  3. 3. Why Brands Still Cause Trouble : Revisiting Holt's dialectical theory of consumer culture and branding

    University essay from

    Author : Luis Grau; Andrei Vanetski; [2018]
    Keywords : brands; consumers; consumer culture; instagram; influencers; marketing; micro-celebrity; endorsement; Bourdieu s habitus; lacan s discourse;

    Abstract : The rise of social media in general and Instagram in particular has enabled a new type of celebrities, called micro-celebrities, that nowadays are being increasingly used by companies to endorse their products or establish their brands. While celebrity endorsement as a type of stealth branding together with some other marketing techniques characteristic of postmodernism were predicted to be unveiled and scorned by consumers (Holt, 2002), there are signs that through the practices of micro-celebrities, the language and logic of marketing have become even more ubiquitous in our contemporary social life (Khamis et al. READ MORE

  4. 4. Voicing Women’s Rights: Being and Becoming a Women’s Rights Activist in Assam, India

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Ida Scharla Løjmand; [2018]
    Keywords : Women s rights movements; Women s rights; Habitus; Capital; Assam;

    Abstract : This thesis is based on a minor field study (MFS) with the aim of investigating what habitus and forms of capital facilitate women’s rights activism in Assam, India – a state described as highly patriarchal but also a place where women enjoy higher status than elsewhere in the country. Using the concepts of capital and habitus and elements from social movement- and feminist theory, I analyze interviews with eight Assamese women’s rights activists. READ MORE

  5. 5. Understanding Bordering in the Context of War: an exploration of the experiences of Syrians frequently traveling to Lebanon

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Centrum för Mellanösternstudier

    Author : Sarah Maria Janse; [2018]
    Keywords : Syria; Lebanon; Syrian conflict; Bordering; Migration; Traveling; Habitus; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : In this thesis, I explore the bordering experiences of Syrians who frequently cross the border into Lebanon during the Syrian conflict. I draw on five in-depth interviews conducted in March 2018 to show how they live, understand and manipulate the border. READ MORE