Pierre Bourdieu and non-habitual decisions

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Templeton, Robert Charles. 2016. "Pierre Bourdieu and non-habitual decisions." Educate. 16 (1), pp. 35-40.
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Pierre Bourdieu and non-habitual decisions

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AuthorTempleton, Robert Charles
Journal TitleEducate
Journal Citation16 (1), pp. 35-40
Number of Pages6
Year2016
Place of PublicationLondon
Web Address (URL)http://www.educatejournal.org/index.php/educate/article/view/457
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Bourdieu’s theory of decision making is based on habitual and immediate decisions which are reflexive and reactive and which rely on dispositions and various forms of capital relative to a particular field. However, there are a number of decisions that are not reactive and immediate but are developed over time because of the enduring nature of the decision to the decision maker. Using empirical research data collected for a doctoral thesis, the factors of this habitual and immediate style of decision-making are explored relative to non-habitual decision-making. This poses the research question of whether the same factors as postulated by Bourdieu can be applied in decisions made over a period of time, specifically postgraduate student withdrawal from doctoral programs. The research is methodologically qualitative with empirical ethnographic data from a conversational style interview, in addition to autoethnographic data.

KeywordsPierre Bourdieu, decision-making, empirical research, self-determination theory, habitus, capital, field
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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