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Problems With Practice

Gadi Algazi, Tel Aviv University

April 2, 2019 · 12:00 pm1:20 pm · 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

Program in Medieval Studies; Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM).

Reconstructing the logic of practices remains a challenge, and not for historians alone. I shall argue that an invocation of the ‘habitus’ as generating practices elides major problems. Without discarding Bourdieu’s contribution, I try to sketch an approach that insists on the role of cultural repertoires providing sets of context-specific models of action. Examples are drawn from my research on the transformation of scholarly ways of life, 1470–1630.

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