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The dynamics of social practice : everyday life and how it changes

Author: Elizabeth Shove; Mika Pantzar; Matt Watson
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2012.
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Everyday life is defined and characterized by the rise, transformation and fall of social practices. Using terminology that is both accessible and sophisticated, this book guides the reader through a multi-level analysis of this dynamic. The book provides discussion of real world examples such as the history of car driving and the emergence of frozen food, bringing abstract concepts to life and grounding them in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Shove; Mika Pantzar; Matt Watson
ISBN: 9781446258170 1446258173 9781446250655 1446250652 9781446290033 1446290034
OCLC Number: 797818288
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 191 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Ccontents; List of figures and table; About the authors; Acknowledgements; 1. The dynamics of social practice; 2. Making and breaking links; 3. The life of elements; 4. Recruitment, defection and reproduction; 5. Connections between practices; 6. Circuits of reproduction; 7. Representing the dynamics of social practice; 8. Promoting transitions in practice; References; Index.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Shove, Mika Pantzar & Matt Watson.

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Recent discussions of research "impact" tend to assume that moving from theory to practice is easy. In fact, it is often very hard. Hence it is unsurprising, if apparently paradoxical, that the Read more...

 
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