The Concept of ‘Practice’: What’s the Point?

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Abstract

The purpose of the present article is to argue that the point of using the concept of ‘practice’ in the context of CSCW and related research areas is to overcome the categorial separation of ‘thinking’ and ‘acting’ that is part and parcel of the received discourse about ‘work’ and thus to be able to focus sharply on and express the unity of the activities of work. The article shows that received concept of ‘practice’ has been developed in the course of centuries precisely as a way to focus on normatively regulated contingent activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOOP 2014 : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 27-30 May 2014, Nice (France)
EditorsChiara Rossitto, Luigina Ciolfi, David Martin, Bernard Conein
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication date2014
Pages427-444
ISBN (Print)9783319064970
ISBN (Electronic)9783319064987
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Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems. COOP 2014 - Nice, France
Duration: 27 May 201430 May 2014
Conference number: 11
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Conference

ConferenceThe 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems. COOP 2014
Number11
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period27/05/201430/05/2014
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