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Chapter 5: Two media dramas

June 10, 2008

Postill, J. (forthcoming) Grounding the Internet. Oxford and New York: Berghahn.

In Chapter 3 I outlined the formation and consolidation of a new field of practice: the field of residential affairs in Subang Jaya-USJ. Alongside such structuring processes, all social fields are subject to sudden crises, some of which may lead to significant changes. How well equipped is field theory to deal with these crises and changes? The received wisdom about Bourdieu’s field theory is that it neglects processes of change and overemphasizes social reproduction. One influential commentator…

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