7. Unconscious Culture and Conscious Nature: Exploring East Javanese Conceptions of the Person through Bourdieu's Lens

  1. Trevor H. J. Marchand
  1. Konstantinos Retsikas

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391473.ch7

Making Knowledge: Explorations of the Indissoluble Relation Between Mind, Body and Environment

Making Knowledge: Explorations of the Indissoluble Relation Between Mind, Body and Environment

How to Cite

Retsikas, K. (2011) Unconscious Culture and Conscious Nature: Exploring East Javanese Conceptions of the Person through Bourdieu's Lens, in Making Knowledge: Explorations of the Indissoluble Relation Between Mind, Body and Environment (ed T. H. J. Marchand), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391473.ch7

Editor Information

  1. School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444338928

Online ISBN: 9781444391473

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Keywords:

  • unconscious culture and conscious nature - East Javanese conceptions of person through Bourdieu's lens;
  • Shelly Errington, differentiating societies - of Eastern Indonesia and Centrist Archipelago, dualism and oneness;
  • Pierre Bourdieu's theory of habitus - language of excess, predicated on oxymorons;
  • condition of embodiment - staging of a reciprocity;
  • knowledge of the unknowns - beyond the frontier, different from ignorance;
  • Bourdieu's conception of habitus - ‘internalization of externality’;
  • hierarchy, in Java not as outcome - of misrecognition systems of inequality;
  • body hexis, and propositional knowledge - issues of relationship;
  • aesthetic and perceptual engagement - qualities of kasar and halus, visual impact of colours;
  • appropriate quality of bhesan, ‘good people’ - bhesan selection process, a quality of the yet-to-be-born person

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Domination

  • From France to Java

  • Embodied difference

  • ‘Nature’

  • Conclusions

  • References