Saturday, April 30, 2011

The body "hexis"

Not entirely sure what Bourdieu meant by "body hexis" yet, but I like it! And will unpack more of it in subsequent posts: " . . . Language is a body technique and specifically linguistic, especially phonetic, competence is a dimension of the body hexis in which one’s whole relation to the social world is expressed..”
Pierre Bourdieu (1977). The economics of linguistic exchanges.  Social Sciences Information, 16(6), p. 660. (and thanks to Carolyn Kristjansson for passing that quote on to me!)

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