Pierre Bourdieu

“[W]hen habitus encounters a social world of which it is the product, it is like a "fish in water": it does not feel the weight of the water, and it takes the world about itself for granted could, to make sure that I am well understood, explicate Pascal's formula: the world encompasses me (me comprend) but I comprehend it (je le comprends) precisely because it comprises me. It is because this world has produced me, because it has produced the categories of thought that I apply to it, that it appears to me as self-evident.”


Pierre Bourdieu, An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology
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An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology by Pierre Bourdieu
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