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Dear Marina,

Your e-mail reached my e-mail account at a time 
when I had computer problems. I discover it now, 
much time later.

While I have not particularly worked with the 
concept of habitus, I have on the other hand 
studied ego-networks of foreign students 
(Erasmus). I have examined among other questions 
wether there is consistency in the 
characteristics of the ego networks students had 
in their home country and in their new networks 
in the host country. I examined wether these 
distant quasi synchronic networks were 
articulated in a complementary way to eachother 
of if they had similar features - which would 
more correspond to your habitus hypothesis.

I have written about it in:
- A. de Federico and A. Ferrand (1998) « 
Comparison of network characteristics of distant 
quasi-synchronic personal friendship networks » 
at the conference Sunbelt XVIII and 5º European 
International Conference on Social Networks, 
Sitges, Spain, May 27-31, 1998.
- Federico (1997) L'amitié dans le programme 
ERASMUS: Une analyse de la création et durée des 
relations d'amitié des boursiers Erasmus à Lille. 
(Friendship in the ERASMUS program: An analysis 
of the dynamics of friendship relations of 
Erasmus students in Lille). Masters thesis, 
supervisor Prof. A. Ferrand.

I can send you the papers if you wish and we can 
of course discuss about it over the e-mail.

All the best,

Ainhoa de Federico

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>Dear list members,
>I have a student who is writing his master thesis about the habitus of
>foreign postgraduate students. We are now looking for a possibility to
>combine a qualitative study on the habitus construct with the analysis of
>ego-centered networks of the interviewees.
>Does anyone on the list know about relevant literature beyond the
>correlation between the habitus in terms of Pierre Bourdieu and the
>structure of ego-centered networks. Are there any indices that the
>disposition of habitus implies the building of specific ego-centered
>Our hypothesis is, that the foreign postgraduate students have ego-centered
>networks, which are not necessarily connected with a certain place.
>(in German: "Enträumlichung der sozialen Gemeinschaft").
>Many thanks to all in advance for any refrences. We will compile the
>responses and send them back to the list.
>Best regards for all
>Marina Hennig
>PD Dr. Marina Hennig
>Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
>Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
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Ainhoa de Federico de la Rúa

Maître de Conférences - membre du Clersé-CNRS
Institut de Sociologie et d'Anthropologie
Université de Lille 1

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