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Praxiography

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By: Christian Bueger | Edited by: Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams Published: 2020 | Length: 3 | DOI: |
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Praxiography is a concept that describes the particular methodology of practice theory–driven research. It focuses on the study of practices as the core analytical unit. Praxiography is hence linked to a distinct body of theorising—practice theory—and starts out from the recognition that theory and methods form distinct packages and need to be thought together. It is not confined to a distinct method but starts out from the recognition that methods, such as interviewing or textual analysis, need to be reformulated to serve the particular foci of practice theory.

The term praxiography was initially put forward by Annemarie Mol (2002), a science and technology studies scholar with affinities to actor–network theory. Mol introduced the term to describe her methodology for the study of body and material practices. ...

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