BR – 6/12 – Updated field of interest

Updated field of interest, sorry it’s quite long! My attitude towards the London 2012 Olympics (current construction phase, during Olympic games and the so called Olympic Legacy)  The London 2012 Olympics has been driven by a group of individuals (mainly business men and women, bankers, lawyers, industrialists and politicians [see board of Olympic Park Legacy … Continue reading

BR – FIELD OF CODE (29/11)

I’m interested in looking at these 5 broad codes: 1. social        2. political        3. ethical        4. economic       5. work …..with a particular eye on the existing transient communities (artists, travellers and construction workers) and future transient communities eg.visitors to the olympics.

GLA 2006 Political Wards

Large version here – Hackney Wick ward in to the east of the white void in the centre (which is the City of London). Unsurprisingly, it is a safe Labour seat.

Cultural Capital

Cultural capital is a sub-division of symbolic capital. It is the pursuit of greater status through all things cultural – architecture, art, music, literature, local customs etc. It is one of the principal drivers in the field of cultural production, and it’s ebbs, flows and changes. Those with more (editors, critics, academics etc) are able … Continue reading

Symbolic capital

Symbolic capital is a bracket term for ‘worth’ through status. Symbolic capital is varied and seen in different ways by different people. It can be intelligence, looks, possessions (such and such has the latest iphone or car), skill, clothing and so on. Max Weber believed that for the most part individuals are in a constant … Continue reading

Doxa, or Doxic Environment

A doxic environment is one that seems so inevitable that no-one seeks to question it. It operates under the premise of ‘naturality,’ ‘misperception,’ and ‘arbitrariness’ (Stevens, 1998, p. 56-57). Naturality; any particular field exists as a construct which seems so natural and absolute that the agents acting within it do not think to analyse or … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

Taste

‘taste is the basis of all that one has – people and things – and all that one is for others, whereby one classifies oneself and is classified by others.’ (Bourdieu, 1984, p.49)