Abstract

As norms in the forensics community are often unspoken and have few identifiable starting points, habitus and Bourdieu seems an apt place to begin an analysis. Further, such analysis can serve as a potential case study for broader applications of Bourdieu to communication studies. Thus, my goal is to provide an overview of Bourdieu’s work through his interconnecting ideas of habitus, field, and cultural capital and use those concepts to discuss college forensics as a case study of how communicative norms and attitudes are shaped in small collective social structures such as forensics. Building from that application, I explore ways in which Bourdieu might be used more broadly in communication studies.

Advisor

Justin Rudnick

Committee Member

Katie Brunner

Date of Degree

2020

Language

english

Document Type

APP

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Communication Studies

College

Arts and Humanities

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