Habitus

‘a product of history produces individual and collective practices – more history – in accordance with schemes generated by history. It ensures the active presence of past experiences, which deposited in each organism in the forms of schemes of perception, thought and action, tend to guarantee the ‘correctness’ of practices and their constancy over time, more reliably than formal rules and explicit norms.’

(Bourdieu, 1990, p. 54).

What a person is exposed to – through their family, education, acquaintences, and the media, intrinsically affects how that person perceives and acts.

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