The Forest and Nature Conservation Group is co-organising an international symposium titled “Practicing Practice Theory: Exploring the Relevance for Social Change”. New formulations of practice theory have been suggested by authors like Theodore Schatzki (USA) and Elizabeth Shove (UK) amongst others. They emphasize the need to study social reality from a non-individualist point of view, analyzing the interplay of bodies, meanings, and non-human objects.
The aim of this symposium is to bring together, and discuss the work of, leading practice theorists at the international level, to compare applications from diverse fields, and to discuss the merits of practice theory for future social science research and governance. The symposium is co-organised and funded by the Environmental Policy Group, the Rural Sociology Group, the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group, and the Wageningen School of Social Sciences. Particularly, PhDs involved in practice-based research are invited to participate.
- Registration at 9:00 with coffee and tea
- Keynote presentations: Theodore Schatzki and Elizabeth Shove
- Presentations with applications from the fields of: forestry management, youth violence, food, eco-tourism and sports
- Interactive panel discussion
- Closure at 16:00 with drinks and bites
If you wish to participate register as soon as possible by sending an email to Machiel Lamers (firstname.lastname@example.org)