TOWARDS GENDER SOURCES OF INDIVIDUALIZING HABITUS
The text links the spread of the 'solo' living with the unequal arrangement of traditional households (either regarding respondents' families of origin or in view of the experience with their partners) which is taken as the essential source of longer term advance of the individualizing habitus. The qualitatively indicated categories highlight the mechanisms of the emergence and social reproduction of individualizing habitus. If the traditional gender split of space - men's public space and field of power versus women's private space of household and reproduction (Bourdieu 2000:85) is taken into account, the logical expression of the emerging individualizing habitus rests in the sphere of the 'solo' living where this habitus may spread irrespective of this given traditional split of space since individualized household represents private sphere and the given public consensus is not violated.
M. Tomasek, Institute for Research on Social Reproduction and Integration, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Jostova 10, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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