Department of Anthropology

Loïc Wacquant talk: Dissecting Habitus

Fri, February 26, 2010 | EPS 1.128

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Loïc Wacquant of University of California, Berkeley and Centre de Sociologie Européenne, Paris will give a talk.

He will speak on  DISSECTING HABITUS, extending from a paper "Habitus as Topic and Tool" (in Shaffir et al., ETHNOGRAPHIES REVISITED, 2009). As backdrop, people can read "Body, Ghetto, Penal State".

Loïc WACQUANT is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Researcher at the Centre de sociologie européenne, Paris. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow and recipient of the 2008 Lewis Coser Award of the American Sociological Association, he is the author of over one hundred scholarly articles and his books have been translated in a dozen languages. His interests span urban marginality, embodiment, the penal state, ethnoracial domination, and social theory. His recent books include Body and Soul: Notebooks of An Apprentice Boxer (2004), The Mystery of Ministry: Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics (2005), Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality (2008), and Punishing the Poor: The New Government of Social Insecurity (2009). He is a co-founder and former editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography. For more information see:

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