Essays

Bodily Knowledge and Performativity

This essay was written in 2012 for the paper Media, Subjectivity and Identity (MDIA 407). Pierre Bourdieu states, β€œWe learn bodily. The social order inscribes itself in bodies through this permanent confrontation…with the environment” (Bourdieu 141). As the body enters a social context, it gains bodily knowledge. It takes the world into itself and internalises… Continue reading Bodily Knowledge and Performativity