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Reading Group April 27 2012

Reckwitz - Toward a theory of social practices

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Apr 27, 2012
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM


Quinn (couches)

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"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 and in their conceptualization of the body, mind, things, knowledge, discourse, structure/process and the agent."

CITO reading group (Thursday 27th) in Quinn School (coaches). The start time remains unchanged at 12: 30.


  • Reckwitz, A. (2002). "Toward a Theory of Social Practices: A Development in Culturalist Theorizing." European Journal of Social Theory 5(2): 243-263.
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