My Journey within Practice-Based Approaches Bandwagon

Mika Pantzar

Abstract


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 symposium, highlighting that their variety reveals the flexibility and usefulness of the practice approach.

Keywords


Theory of practice; Structuration theory; Practice turn; Consumer economics

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