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Questions of Practice in Philosophy and Social Theory





ISBN 9781032094984
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
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Book Description

Humanistic theory for more than the past 100 years is marked by extensive attention to practice and practices. Two prominent streams of thought sharing this focus are pragmatism and theories of practice. This volume brings together internationally prominent theorists to explore key dimensions of practice and practices on the background of parallels and points of contact between these two traditions. The contributors all are steeped in one or both of these streams and well-known for their work on practice. The collected essays explore three important themes: what practice and practices are, normativity, and transformation. The volume deepens understanding of these three practice themes while strengthening appreciation of the parallels between and complementariness of pragmatism and practice theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Questions of Practice: Related Perspectives from Pragmatism and Practice Theory



Anders Buch and Theodore R. Schatzki





Part I: Practices and the Practical Dimension





1. Bodily Postures and the Normativity of Niche Construction Practices



Joseph Rouse





2. Action, Practice, and Theory: Toward a Pragmatist Practice Philosophy



Emil Višňovský





3. On Plural Actions



Theodore R. Schatzki





4 Narrative Understanding and Originary Temporality



William Blattner





Part II: Normativity





5. Practices, Technae, and Two-Dimensional Norms



Mark Okrent





6. Professionalism, Practice, and Knowledge Policy



Anders Buch and Hans Siggaard Jensen





7. Pragmatist Aesthetics and the Experience of Technology



David L. Hildebrand





8. Somaesthetic Practice and the Question of Norms



Richard Shusterman





Part III: Transformation





9. From Crisis to Experiment. Bourdieu & Dewey on Research Practice & Cooperation



Tanja Bogusz





10. Practices We Know By--Knowledge as Transformative



Antje Gimmler





11. Practices of Self-Negation



Mustafa Emirbayer





12. Making Much of Doing with Hearts, Heads & Hands



Charlene Seigfried





13. Reflections on the use of positioning theory in the sociology of intellectuals



Patrick Baert

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Editor(s)

Biography



Anders Buch holds a professorship in technological expert cultures at Aalborg University Copenhagen at the Department for Learning and Philosophy. He has published articles and books on knowledge, learning, education, professionalism, and the professional development of engineers. He is editor-in-chief of Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies.





Theodore R. Schatzki is Professor of Geography and Philosophy at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of, among other works, Social Practices (1996), The Site of the Social (2002), and The Timespace of Human Activity (2010) and coeditor of The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory (2001) and The Nexus of Practices (2017).

Reviews

"This remarkable collection brings together a distinguished group of sociologists, philosophers, and learning theorists to present the current state of practice theory and its relation to pragmatism in their respective fields."Stephen Turner, University of South Florida, USA