Practice (social theory)

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Practice is a concept widely used in social sciences such as sociology, anthropology, and archaeology, referring broadly to anything people do.[1] It overlaps with the Weberian notion of social action and the Marxist concept of praxis. Notably, Pierre Bourdieu emphasized the role of practice in his theoretical framework.[2]

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  1. ^ Ortner, Sherry (1984). "Theory in Anthropology Since the Sixties". Comparative Studies in Society and History 26 (1): 126–166. doi:10.1017/s0010417500010811. JSTOR 178524. 
  2. ^ Bourdieu, Pierre (1977). Outline of a Theory of Practice. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-29164-X.