Psyche in the Habitus?

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 10am-4.15pm

Birkbeck, University of London, Birkbeck Main building,

Room 414, Malet Street, London WC1

Travel details at:

£15.00 BSA members/£10.00 Post-grad BSA members

£18.00 Non-BSA/£12.00 non-BSA post-grads

BOOK NOW at: the BSA Sociology, Psychoanalysis and the Psychosocial Study Group webpage or follow the links from the BSA website ( ).

Organizer: Elizabeth Silva

The workshop aims to explore Pierre Bourdieu’s proposition in Pascalian Meditations that sociology and psychology should combine their efforts to analyse the genesis of investment in a field of social relations – like the domestic space – where a complex process of socialization is initiated. In what ways can the psyche in the habitus be manifested and captured? How do sociological tools and psychoanalytical ones enable researchers to identify the workings of the habitus?

Speakers: Helene Aarseth (University of Oslo); Lynne Layton (Harvard Medical School); Harriet Nielsen (University of Oslo); Steve Pile (Open University);Diane Reay (Cambridge University); Elizabeth Silva (Open University).

Sponsored by The Open University, Centre for Citizenship, Identity and Governance (CCIG), Psychosocial Research Programme and the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

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