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By Johannes Lenhard

Essay from the yr 2012 within the topic Cultural stories - Miscellaneous, grade: contrast, London tuition of Economics (Sociology), path: Cultural conception, language: English, summary: the types of genuine and symbolic, fabric and which means have for a very long time not just cultural theorists but additionally in demand philosophers (e.g. Hegel, 1979; Heidegger, 1978) and sociologists (e.g. Baudrillard, 1983, 1993). frequently the connection among the 2 has been characterized when it comes to ‘opposition’, ‘contrast’ or ‘incompatibility’. it will possibly, despite the fact that, be argued that this theorizing has – no less than in cultural conception that's the strand of discourse that's handled during this paper – been changed by means of a ‘unity’. extra accurately, it's perform thought that has in numerous methods triumph over the competition and changed it with an ‘inclusive view’ (e.g. Reckwitz (2002); Shove&Pantzar (2005)).

Going past the talk of ‘practice idea’ in its various varieties (comparing for instance Bourdieu with Schatzki) and likewise exceeding the comparability of perform conception with other kinds of cultural conception (see Reckwitz (2002) for an overview), this paper will make arguments: to start with, if we concentrate on the more moderen types of perform thought (what Postill (2010) calls the ‘second wave’), it really is certainly attainable to abolish the above oppositions in favour of an inclusive idea of perform relating to fabric and which means. we'll attempt to offer a typical theoretical realizing of perform within the first a part of the subsequent essay. Secondly, the most a part of this paper comprises an utilized case research, the ‘Revolution of the perform of Payment’. We stick to the method built via Shove and Pantzer (2005) in the direction of Nordic jogging so that it will depict the improvement of money practices from coin and paper to plastic funds.

In the final bankruptcy of this paper, in spite of the fact that, we'll debate the thought even if it may accomplish that. during this severe half, we'll take into consideration arguments formulated at the one hand from fabric tradition reports and at the different from language and illustration stories relating to money practices specifically. with no wondering the final declare of perform idea, we express alternative routes of describing cost. at the one hand we argue within the culture of Shell and Baudrillard that money turned already with the development of paper cash inherently immaterial and symbolic, while following Miller’s fabric reports nevertheless, check will continuously be deeply associated with materiality – even in its such a lot immaterial forms.

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