Methodological Reflections on Practice Oriented Theories

  • Michael Jonas
  • Beate Littig
  • Angela Wroblewski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Methodologies and Methodological Aspects of Practice Theories

  3. Conceptualisation of the Individual and of the Body in Practice Oriented Empirical Research

  4. Empirical Practice Theory Oriented Case Studies and Methodological Reflections

About this book


This volume presents a comprehensive overview of methodological issues and empirical methods of practice-oriented research. It examines questions regarding the scope and boundaries of practice-oriented approaches and practice theory. It discusses the potential advantages and disadvantages of the diversity resulting from the use of these approaches, as well as method and methodology-related issues. The specific questions explored in this volume are: What consequences are linked to the application of a praxeological perspective in empirical research when it comes to the choice of methods? Is there such a thing as an ideal path to follow in praxeological empirical research? What relationship is there between qualitative and quantitative approaches? What differentiates practice-based social research from other perspectives and approaches such as discourse analysis or hermeneutics? The contributions in this book discuss these questions either from a methodological point of view or from a reflective perspective on empirical research practices. 


Developments in Molecular Biology Knowledge Work and the Knowledge Society Methodological Reflections Theodore Schatzki’s Site Ontology Neurosciences on Body-Environment Interaction Practice Theories in Sociology of Consumption Practice Theory and the Actor-Network-Approach Practice Theory on Methodology Practice of Moving Praxeological Epistemology and Method Praxeological Research Program Researching Mundane Practices

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Jonas
    • 1
  • Beate Littig
    • 2
  • Angela Wroblewski
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SociologyInstitute of Advanced Studies (IHS)ViennaAustralia
  2. 2.Department of SociologyInstitute of Advanced Studies (IHS)ViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of SociologyInstitute for Advanced Studies (IHS)ViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52895-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52897-7
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