Title

Practices as a New Fundamental Social Formation in the Knowledge Society

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Keywords

practices, knowledge society, shared mental content, science, civil society

Abstract

The author analyses the concept of practices which has only recently come to prominence in social theory. The ‘rules’ or ‘norms’ model of society is a misleading abstraction and ‘practices’ better captures the fact that living in society is not simply a matter of rules but of the practical mastery of the cues and expectations of others. The locus of explanation shifts from culture as a determinant in the social system to a more pragmatic understanding of the ongoing effects of practices. Practices are becoming distinctive units of social grouping in the knowledge society.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Družboslovne Razprave, v. 59, p. 49-64

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