Reflections on the notion of Habitus in Bourdieu’s work

While completing my third semester of the Erasmus Mundus MSc programme at Wageningen University in 2010, I came across one of the most fascinating concepts to grasp I have encountered during the course ‘Sociological theories of rural transformation’ – the habitus. I would like to share with you my basic reflection on this notion, as … More Reflections on the notion of Habitus in Bourdieu’s work

The nexus social capital – rural community development

In their article titled “Networking: Social Capital and Identities in European Rural Development”, Lee et al. (2005) check out the roles that social capital and identity play in rural development and the relationships between these two concepts in the contemporary Europe. This paper resumes the research findings of an EU project that was realized in … More The nexus social capital – rural community development

The importance of continued social relations in conceptualizing migration

Conventionally, migration is defined as a “change of usual residence of sufficient distance and duration to disrupt everyday social relationships” (Brown 2009:21). This definition limits the migration phenomenon only to a collective or individual shift from one place to another at a given time. Nevertheless, in his examination of the determinants and effects of migration … More The importance of continued social relations in conceptualizing migration