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Етическото рационализиране на всекидневието: върху отношението между религиозен и всекидневен хабитус
Ethical Rationalization of Everyday Life: On the Relationship between Religious and Everyday Habitus

Author(s): Kolyo Koev
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, History and theory of sociology, Social Theory, Social Norms / Social Control
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: ethical transformation; everydayness; extra-everydayness; habitus; rationalization; religious virtuoso

Summary/Abstract: This paper offers a reconstruction of the practical logic on which the process of ‘ethical rationalization of everyday life’ is based, displaying a Weberian category which usually remains in shadow: category ‘habitus’. The ethical rationalization is treated as consequent systematic actions for transformation of the world (everydayness), motivated by a transcendent value core (extra-everydayness), which, instead of simply being an obligation, imposed from without, energizes ‘from within’ the actions in the world (everydayness) due to its embodiment into a specific this-worldly ‘habitus’, interpreted as ‘certitudo salutis’ (extraeverydayness).Thus the ethical rationalization of everyday life is seen as presupposing an incessant tension but also continuous interplay, rather than a rigid differentiation, between everyday and extraeveryday in the habitus, developed by the participants. The motive of ethical rationalization is also taken as an occasion for discussing some points of intersection between Bourdieu’s and Weber’s notion of habitus, which eventually reveal a deepseated discrepancy between the theoretical sensibilities of both thinkers.

  • Issue Year: 47/2015
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 133-146
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian