RE: [xmca] Schatzki

From: Branimira Slavova <B.Slavova who-is-at>
Date: Sun Aug 12 2007 - 01:53:39 PDT

Hello Mike,

Thanks for your interest!
The Schatzki book I've been reading is: "Social Practices: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Human Activity and the Social" (Cambridge University Press, 1996). A copy of it should not be too hard to get. He discusses the ideas of dipersed practices and interative practices in Ch. 3. After reading it I thought that integrative practices parallel quite closely activities as understood in AT but I could not find a parallel for the concept of dispersed practices. The way I understood those is as a sort of modular sayings and doings, which can occur within the context of different integrative practices and hold different meanings. For example, questioning can be thought of as a dispersed practice because it does not carry its own rules or teleoaffective structure. These are provided by the different integrative practices within which questioning occurs -- practices as different as interrogating and teaching.

What I am interested is being able to discuss within an AT framework elements consistent with Schatzki's dispersed practices. I am working on a project studying the use of mobile technologies for information-seeking during routine policing activities in the UK. I am looking at a number of activities such as traffic stops and emergency response to incidents. AT is our set framework and I would find being able to discuss information-seeking episodes occuring within the different activities very useful. I just don't know if AT carries something of its own which can do the job.


Dr Mira Slavova
Research Fellow in Information Management
Maurice Keyworth Building
The University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 343 7818

-----Original Message-----
From: on behalf of Mike Cole
Sent: Sun 8/12/2007 00:41
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [xmca] Schatzki
I should have know to look on google and depend upon the library of the
university of california!

Lots of info there.


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