By Simon J. Charlesworth
Charlesworth examines topics of poverty and sophistication via targeting a selected town--Rotherham--in South Yorkshire, England, and utilizing the non-public testimony of deprived those who stay there, bought via recorded interviews and conversations. He applies to their lifestyles tales the interpretative instruments of philosophy and social concept, drawing particularly at the paintings of Pierre Bourdieu and Merleau-Ponty. Charlesworth argues the tradition defined during this booklet isn't precise to Rotherham and the issues pointed out during this booklet could be known to economically powerless and politically dispossessed humans all over.
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Bourdieu’s notion of a ‘reflexive sociology’ is based around such a premise. Bourdieu’s notion of a ‘reflexive’ sociological method is implied in his ontology, and I use the term to depict my own work. The notion of ‘reflexivity’ has come to be somewhat modish in the arts and causes some disquiet. In this work, it means little more than a constant epistemic vigilance throughout the process of thinking, living and writing. ‘Reflexive’ denotes something different from ‘Reflective’. Social commentary of all kinds involves reflection but, for Bourdieu, reflexivity involves a turning back upon the position of the knowing subject, a looking back at one’s own knowing practices.
The world as pure spectacle into which I am not absorbed, but which I contemplate and point out. As far as bodily space is concerned, it is clear that there is a knowledge of place which is reducible to a sort of co-existence with that place, and which is not simply nothing, even though it cannot be conveyed by a description or even by the mute reference of a gesture . . The whole operation takes place in the domain of the phenomenal; it does not run through the objective world. (Merleau-Ponty 1962: 105) This I take to mean that the deepest knowledge of a place is something that cannot be conveyed because it is carried in comportment (the mute structure in whose context gesture ‘refers’), even ‘transferred’ in that medium of silent sense, through non-verbal cues that instil in space its contours of amiability or aggression.
Firstly, this means that we inhabit the world not merely as perceptual subjects but also as affective beings. For our perceptions are always inhabited by an excess of meaning, originating in the primordial grounds of sense, which is more than sensation and which reveals the world of perception for what it is: the achievement of a bodysubject which has a temporal structure enabling it to carry this primitive acquisition of horizons which allows a more determinate world of objects and projects to exist.
A Phenomenology of Working-Class Experience by Simon J. Charlesworth