chapter  12
Improvising on artistic habitus: Sedimenting identity into art
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Content, the internal part of a semiotic domain, gets made in history by real people and their social interactions. They build that content-in part, not wholly-in certain ways because of the people they are (socially, historically, culturally). That content comes to define one of their important identities in the world. As those identities develop their further social interactions, they come to affect the on-going development and transformation of the content of the semiotic domain in yet new ways. The relationship between the internal and external world is reciprocal [italics added].