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#1Attila Bruni (University of Trento)H-Index: 7
This article is a comment to the Symposium on the Contamination of Practices . It starts by presenting a concise picture of the adoption of the idea of practice in Science & Technology Studies and Organization Studies and then it offers some remarks on several of the articles included in the Symposium.
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#1Paolo Magaudda (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 5
#2Emanuela MoraH-Index: 4
This introduction presents the genesis of The Contamination of Practices: How Practice Theories Matter in Multiple Domains Symposium. The Symposium is the outcome of a research network established to explore new ways to adopt, criticize and expand the approaches that fall under the definition of practice theory, in relation to different topics, and to answer multiple research questions. The shared foundation underlying the contributions is developed around the metaphor of "contamination": while ...
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#1José Ossandón (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 4
This short text could work both as a long footnote that contextualizes the interview with Viviana Zelizer published in this issue, and as a very brief beginner’s guide to Zelizer’s economic sociology. The premise is that a good way of introducing Zelizer’s contribution to the study of economic life is by situating her oeuvre in the context of recent research. The main argument is that Zelizer’s work is not simply a cultural counterbalance of the mostly structural “new economic sociology”. She ha...
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#1Alvise Mattozzi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)H-Index: 1
The present contribution intends to probe a view of practices as cycles of disposition and unfoldings or, which is the same, of virtualities and actualizations , and to show how such view allows not only to take artifacts into account, but also to account for their contribution to the unfolding of practices. A specific practice, related to squeezing oranges in a sink by using Juicy Salif , the (in)famous Philippe Starck’s squeezer, is exploited as empirical ground for exemplification. In order t...
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The paper compares two heuristic tools to understand how practice theory could be used to study the phenomena of material culture: the one summarized by Shove et Al. (2012) in The Dynamics of Social Practice: Everyday Life and How It Changes and the “circuit of culture” proposed by Paul Du Gay et Al. in Doing Cultural Studies . The Case of the Sony Walkman (1997). The aim of the article is to test the possibility to integrate the use of these two tools. In order to fulfil this purpose, the artic...
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#1Mika Pantzar (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 16
In this comment to the Symposium on the Contamination of Practices , the author reflects on the birth of practice theory, as emerged from the work done with his colleague Elizabeth Shove. In doing so, the comment outlines that the interest to develop this approach especially emerged from the author’s frustration with the perspective to consumption common in economics. Starting from this subjective view, the article takes into consideration the contribution from the papers included in the symposi...
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