Practice Theory and Research: Exploring the dynamics of social life

1st Edition

Gert Spaargaren, Don Weenink, Machiel Lamers

Routledge
Published June 20, 2016
Reference - 246 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138101517 - CAT# Y212292

USD$155.00

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Summary

There has been an upsurge in scholarship concerned with theories of social practices in various fields including sociology, geography and management studies. This book provides a systematic introduction and overview of recent formulations of practice theory organised around three important themes: the importance of analysing the role of the non-human alongside the human; the reflexive nature of social science research; and the dynamics of social change. Combining a rich variety of detailed empirical research examples with discussion of the relevance of practice theories for policy and social change, this book represents an excellent sourcebook for all academic and professional researchers interested in working with practice theory.

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