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Accessing habitus : relating structure and agency through focus group research.

Callaghan, G. (2005) 'Accessing habitus : relating structure and agency through focus group research.', Sociological research online., 10 (3).


The article focuses on the intersection of theory methodology and empirical research to argue that we can learn about habitus through certain types of focus groups. An account of the relationship between structure, individual and collective agency is developed to provide a grounding for the methodological argument. The article suggests, on the basis of this understanding, that focus groups can be constituted to give us access to interactions which draw upon the collective basis of habitus. Some empirical work is drawn upon for illustrative purposes.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Structure, Agency, Habitus, Field, Focus groups.
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Record Created:06 Aug 2008
Last Modified:02 Dec 2009 12:07

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