https://www.mdu.se/

mdu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
To start practice theorizing anew: The contribution of the concepts of agencement and formativeness
Univ Trento, Sociol Work & Org, Trento, Italy..ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7026-2418
2016 (English)In: Organization, ISSN 1350-5084, E-ISSN 1461-7323, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 680-698Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The journal Organization was a precursor of the turn to practice with its 2000 Special Issue, and the burgeoning number of special issues between 2000 and 2011 testifies to the vitality of a field under construction. Nowadays, the consolidation of the field makes it possible to start to understand and spell out differences and, in so doing, to promote lines of practice theorizing with a greater internal consistency. This article contributes to the articulation of differences among various practice theories and within a practice-based theorizing inspired by the sociology of translation. It proposes two conceptsagencement and formativenessthat address two blind spots' in the conversation on the turn to practice. The first blind spot concerns how we can talk of practices as having agency and the second concerns how we can articulate knowing in practice as a doing while inventing the way of doing', that is, the creative entanglement of knowing and doing. I shall address these two blind spots' by saying that one difficulty in addressing them is created by language. Hence, if we want to turn to practice anew, we need to invent/discover/reconfigure a new vocabulary with which to shape new concepts or to circulate existing ones better.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD , 2016. Vol. 23, no 5, p. 680-698
Keywords [en]
Agencement, formativeness, post-epistemologies, practice-based studies, sociology of translation
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-51912DOI: 10.1177/1350508415605174ISI: 000382977800004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84986332642OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-51912DiVA, id: diva2:1484065
Available from: 2020-10-27 Created: 2020-10-27 Last updated: 2020-10-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records

Gherardi, Silvia

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Gherardi, Silvia
In the same journal
Organization
Other Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 44 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf