Introduction to the Special Issue: Renewing Theories of Practice and Reappraising the Cultural

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This short article introduces the Special Issue ‘Renewing Theories of Practice and Reappraising the Cultural’. We first discuss the ‘practice turn’ in the sociology of consumption. We introduce three lacunae that advocates have identified in contemporary theories of practice that animate the contributions of the Special Issue: around the theorisation of culture, economy and the reflexive individual. We go on to discuss the place of culture in the ‘practice turn’, and its relations to cultural sociology. We then appraise some recent attempts at resolution. Lastly, we summarise the individual contributions to the Special Issue.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCultural Sociology
Volume14
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)325-339
ISSN1749-9755
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Consumer culture, consumption, cultural turn, culture, practice theory, practice turn, theories of practice

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