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Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

Social Change in a Material World

How Activity and Material Processes Dynamize Practices

Theodore R. (University of Kentucky, USA) Schatzki

Social Change in a Material World

Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

Social Change in a Material World

How Activity and Material Processes Dynamize Practices

Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought: Social Change in a Material World

 

Social Change in a Material World offers a new, practice theoretical account of social change and its explanation. Extending the author’s earlier account of social life, and drawing on general ideas about events, processes, and change, the book conceptualizes social changes as configurations of significant differences in bundles of practices and material arrangements.


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Social Change in a Material World offers a new, practice theoretical account of social change and its explanation. Extending the author’s earlier account of social life, and drawing on general ideas about events, processes, and change, the book conceptualizes social changes as configurations of significant differences in bundles of practices and material arrangements. Illustrated with examples from the history of bourbon distillation and the formation and evolution of digitally-mediated associations in contemporary life, the book argues that chains of activity combine with material events and processes to cause social changes. The book thereby stresses the significance of the material dimension of society for the constitution, determination, and explanation of social phenomena, as well as the types of space needed to understand them. The book also challenges the explanatory significance of such key phenomena as power, dependence, relations, mechanisms, and individual behavior. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, geographers, org studies scholars, and others interested in social life and social change.


ISBN
9780367144524
Pagina's
214
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Serie
Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
NUR
730
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
Taylor & Francis Ltd

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