Social practice theories have been influential in understanding contemporary social and environmental problems from a post-humanist perspective, recognising a variety of roles played by materials, technologies, and infrastructures in the (re)making of everyday life. But questions remain about how well these theories can conceptualise the distributed agencies of living, organic, artificial, or other dynamic non-humans, and whether other theoretical resources are needed to understand and tackle contemporary challenges, like climate change. Contributors to this book were invited to respond to this provocation. The resulting collection pushes the boundaries and capabilities of social practice theories, demonstrating that experimenting with theory can be both playful and productive.
|Title of host publication||Social Practices and Dynamic Non-Humans|
|Subtitle of host publication||Nature, Materials and Technologies|
|Editors||Cecily Maller, Yolande Strengers|
|Place of Publication||Cham Switzerland|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|