Pierre Bourdieu: Habitus

Pierre Bourdieu: Habitus

In Outline of a Theory of Practice (1977) Pierre Bourdieu provides a framework both for understanding the way that cultural settings (re)produce the means of their own production, and for analysing the effect of this (re)production on the particular subjects of a...
Michel Foucault: Discipline

Michel Foucault: Discipline

High Court of Australia Building (Canberra). Photo: S Young. Discipline is one of Foucault’s most intriguing and widely discussed concepts. This explanatory post broadly examines discipline and disciplinary power by considering how Foucault conceptualises the...
Giorgio Agamben: Stasis

Giorgio Agamben: Stasis

Key Concept At a time when the world seems to be rejecting the universalist neo-liberal logic of governance to embrace various modes of cultural, political, socio-economical, and juridical nationalisms, an engagement with Giorgio Agamben’s concept of stasis becomes...
Carl Schmitt: Katechon

Carl Schmitt: Katechon

1531 – Celestial swordsman, castle and army over Strasbourg | Src The concept of the katechon first appears in biblical literature with two hapaxlegomena occurring in the second deutero-Pauline epistle to the Thessalonians: “And now you know what is now restraining...