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Social Practices: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Human Activity and the Social Theodore R. Schatzki

Social Practices: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Human Activity and the Social

Theodore R. Schatzki

Published May 15th 2008
ISBN : 9780521062268
Paperback
260 pages
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This book addresses key topics in social theory such as the basic structures of social life, the character of human activity, and the nature of individuality. Drawing on the work of Wittgenstein, the author develops an account of social existenceMoreThis book addresses key topics in social theory such as the basic structures of social life, the character of human activity, and the nature of individuality. Drawing on the work of Wittgenstein, the author develops an account of social existence that argues that social practices are the fundamental phenomenon in social life. This approach offers new insight into the social formation of individuals, surpassing and critiquing the existing practice theories of Bourdieu, Giddens, Lyotard, and Oakeshott.