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Theorizing Toward a Theory of Social Practices : A Development in Culturalist

  title={Theorizing Toward a Theory of Social Practices : A Development in Culturalist},
  author={Andreas Reckwitz},
This article works out the main characteristics of ‘practice theory’, a type of social theory which has been sketched by such authors as Bourdieu, Giddens, Taylor, late Foucault and others. Practice theory is presented as a conceptual alternative to other forms of social and cultural theory, above all to culturalist mentalism, textualism and intersubjectivism. The article shows how practice theory and the three other cultural-theoretical vocabularies differ in their localization of the social… 

The social site approach versus the approach of discourse/ practice formations

Abstract: For many years praxeological approaches have been gaining increasing prominence in sociological discourse. A number of different approaches are viewed as the cornerstones of this

The Status of the “Material” in Theories of Culture: From “Social Structure” to “Artefacts”

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Affective meanings and social relations: identities and positions in the social space

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Innovation Through Practice

Practices of news selection, presentation and distribution have been transposed to the domain of audiences communicating through network media. Media practices of journalists and “media-oriented

Elite and ethical: The defensive distinctions of middle-class bicycling in Bangalore, India

This article applies social practice theory to study the emergence of sustainable consumption practices like bicycling among the new middle classes of Bangalore, India. I argue that expansions of

Sociologie vědění jako cesta k promýšlení sociálních praktik

Everyday social practices and mechanisms of power hidden in them are involved in the process of construction of social reality. Through their effect, social practices can influence the behavior of

A Praxiography of the Transnationalization of the Stockholm School of Economics

The internationalization of higher education is as old as the university itself. Recently, however, there has been a growing interest in transnational higher education, a specific form of

Moving home : the everyday making of the Chilean middle class

This thesis studies how middle-class cultures are assembled in contemporary Chile, by looking at a group of lower-middle-class families who move to new houses in the suburbs, focusing in particular

An ‘Economic Man’ in Every Society: An Overview of Economic Anthropology and its Cross-cultural Development as a Discipline as it Relates to the Notion of the ‘Economic Man’

This paper will give an overview of economic anthropology both in terms of the history of ideas and the philosophy of science. It will look at how the field has developed from several distinct

Identity and impoliteness: The expert in the talent show Idol

Abstract Premised on the belief that both identity construction and im/politeness assessments relate to norms associated with genre practices, the aim of this paper is to examine the interconnections



Toward a Theory of Social Practices

This article works out the main characteristics of `practice theory', a type of social theory which has been sketched by such authors as Bourdieu, Giddens, Taylor, late Foucault and others. Practice

The Constitution of Society. Outline of the Theory of Structuration

Anthony Giddens has been in the forefront of developments in social theory for the past decade. In "The Constitution of Society" he outlines the distinctive position he has evolved during that period

Social Practices: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Human Activity and the Social

Abbreviations Preface and acknowledgements 1. The emergence of practice 2. Mind/action/body 3. The social constitution of mind/action and body 4. Social practices 5. Dimensions of practice theory 6.

Central Problems in Social Theory: Action, Structure and Contradiction in Social Analysis. By Giddens Anthony. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979. Pp. x + 294. $20.00, cloth; $8.95, paper.)

  • James Miller
  • Political Science
    American Political Science Review
  • 1980
flicts—coups, revolts, terrorism, war between nations, etc. However, with each succeeding class of conflict, new theory is developed, and an almost totally new bibliography is presented. Instead of

Central Problems in Social Theory: Action, Structure and Contradiction in Social Analysis

Preface Introduction 1. Structuralism and the Theory of the Subject 2. Agency, Structure 3. Institutions, Reproduction, Socialization 4. Contradiction, Power, Historical Materialism 5. Ideology and

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

Richard Rorty's Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature brings to light the deep sense of crisis within the profession of academic philosophy which is similar to the paralyzing pluralism in contemporary

Philosophische Untersuchungen

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Studies in Ethnomethodology

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The Savage Mind

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