A Wittgensteinian Approach to Human Activity and the Social
By (author) Theodore R. Schatzki
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Social Practices by Theodore R. Schatzki
Book DescriptionThis 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 insight into the social formation of individuals, surpassing and critiquing the existing practice theories of Bourdieu, Giddens, Lyotard and Oakeshott. In bringing Wittgenstein's work to bear on issues of social theory the book shows the relevance of his work to a body of thought to which it has never been applied. The book will be of particular interest to philosophers of the social sciences, a wide range of social theorists in political science and sociology, as well as some literary theorists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521062268
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Theodore R. Schatzki
Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory, Paperback (December 2000)
This is the first volume to bring together philosophers, sociologists and scientists to explore and examine the role of practices in human activity.
Social and Political Body, Paperback (November 1996)
Beginning with the provocative premise that the body is the anchor of the social order, this book delves into the multidimensional relationship between sociopolitical bodies and human bodies. It explores the way that prevailing economic and
Social Practices, Hardback (September 1996)» View all books by Theodore R. Schatzki
Addresses the basic structures of social life drawing on the work of Wittgenstein.
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