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“Practice theory” set out to resolve the old ‘agency versus structure’ debate. Did it do so, in your opinion? The old debate of ‘agency versus structure’ is old, but nonetheless significant. ‘Practice theory’, developed by Pierre Bourdieu in the late 1970s, should prove its...
A number of anthropological paradigms have attempted an explanation of emotion, and especially affect. ‘Affect’ can be defined as a person’s externally displayed mood. Schieffelin’s ethnography of the Kaluli of PNG tells us that men will simulate anger to elicit a response. Kaluli men,...
To what extent are Discipline & Punish and The History of Sexuality Volume I about the same thing? These two works are essentially historical. Their themes are contrasting but their focus is similar. Making power and knowledge relations the heartbeat of his work, Michel Foucault examines...