Here you can find a list of writing that relates to practice theory.

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Bourdieu, P. (1980) The Logic of Practice, Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Lave, J., & Wenger, E. (1991) Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Giddens, A. (1984) The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration, California: The University of California Press

Reckwitz, A. (2017) The Invention of Creativity: Modern Society and the Culture of the New, Cambridge: Polity.

Schatzki, T. (1996) Social Practices: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Human Activity and the Social, New York, Cambridge University Press.

Schatzki, T. (2002) The Site of the Social: A Philosophical Account of the Constitution of Social Life and Change, University Park, Pennsylvania State University Press.

Shove, E, (2003) Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience: the Social Organization of Normality, Oxford: Berg.

Shove, E., Watson, M., Hand, M. and Ingram, J. (2007) The Design of Everyday Life, Oxford: Berg.

Schatzki, T. (2007) Martin Heidegger: Theorist of Space, Stuttgart, Steiner Verlag. Unrevised 2nd edition, 2017.

Schatzki, T. (2010) The Timespace of Human Activity: On Performance, Society, and History as Indeterminate Teleological Events, Lanham, Md., Lexington Books.

Shove, E., Pantzar, M. and Watson, M. (2012) The Dynamics of Social Practice: Everyday life and how it changes, London: Sage.

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Book Chapters

Blue, S. & Spurling, N. (2016) “Qualities of connective tissue in hospital life: How complexes of practices change over time”, in The Nexus of Practice: Connections, constellations and practitioners, Allison Hui, Theodore Schatzki & Elizabeth Shove (eds), Abingdon, Routledge.

Blue, S. & Shove, E. (2016) “How social practices generate, carry and require knowledge and know-how”, in Knowledge and Practice in business and organisations, Kevin Orr, Sandra Nutley, Shona Russell, Rob Bain, Bonnie Hacking, & Clare Moran (eds), London: Routledge.

Blue, S. (2018) “Reducing Demand for Energy in Hospitals: Opportunities for and Limits to Temporal Coordination”, in Demanding Energy: Space, Time and Change, Allison Hui, Rosie Day & Gordon Walker, Cham: Palgrave Macmillian.

Hui, A., Schatzki, T. & Shove, E. (2016) “Introduction”, in The Nexus of Practice: Connections, constellations and practitioners. Allison Hui, Theodore Schatzki & Elizabeth Shove (eds), Abingdon, Routledge.

Hui, A. (2016) “Variation and the intersection of practices”, in The Nexus of Practice: Connections, constellations and practitioners. Allison Hui, Theodore Schatzki & Elizabeth Shove (eds), Abingdon, Routledge.

Hui, A. (2018) “Concepts and methodologies for a new relational geography of energy demand: Social practices, doing-places and settings”, Energy Research and Social Science, 36: 21-29.

Marcore, E. & Spurling, N. (2016) “Grow your own: Space, planning, practice and everyday futures of domestic food production”, in Everyday Futures, Nicola Spurling and Lenneke Kuijer (eds), Lancaster: Lancaster University. Institute for Social

Schatzki, T. (1990) “Do Social Structures Govern Action?”, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Volume XV, “Philosophy of the Human Sciences,” Peter A. French, Theodore E. Uehling, Jr., Howard K. Wettstein (eds), Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame Press, 280‑295.

Schatzki, T. (1996) “Practiced Bodies: Subjects, Genders, and Minds,” in The Social and Political Body, Theodore R. Schatzki and Wolfgang Natter (eds), New York, Guilford Press, 49-77.

Schatzki, T. & Natter, W. (1996) “Sociocultural bodies, bodies sociopolitical”, in The social and political body. Theodore Schatzki & W Natter, London: The Guildford Press, 1-25.

Schatzki, T. (1996) “Wittgensteinian Impulses in Conceptualizing Social Order,” in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Culture, Kjell Johannessen and Tore Nordenstam (eds), Vienna, Verlag Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 244-60.

Schatzki, T. (2000) “Wittgenstein and the Social Context of an Individual Life,” in History of the Human Sciences 13(1), a special issue on the significance of Wittgenstein and Winch for the social and human sciences, 93-107.

Schatzki, T. (2001) “Introduction: Practice Theory,” in The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory, Theodore R. Schatzki, Karin Knorr-Cetina, and Eike von Savigny (eds), London, Routledge,1-14.

Schatzki, T. (2001) “Practice Mind-ed Orders,” in The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory, Theodore R. Schatzki, Karin Knorr-Cetina, and Eike von Savigny (eds), London, Routledge, 42-55.

Schatzki, T. (2005) “The Temporality of Teleology: Against the Narrativity of Action,” in The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy V, Burt Hopkins and Steven Crowell (ed), Seattle, Noesis Press, 123-42.

Schatzki, T. (2009) “Dimensions of Social Theory,” in Reimagining the Social in South Africa: Critique and Post-Apartheid Knowledge, Peter Vale and Heather Jacklin (eds), University of KwaZulu Natal Press, 29-46.

Schatzki, T. (2009) “Timespace and the Organization of Social Life,” in Time, consumption and everyday life, Elizabeth Shove, Frank Trentmann, and Richard Wilk (eds), London, Berg, 35-48.

Schatzki, T. (2011) “Landscapes as Timespace Phenomena,” in The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies, Jeff Malpas (ed), Cambridge, MA., MIT Press,  65-89.

Schatzki, T. (2012) “A Primer on Practices: Theory and Research,” in Practice-Based Education: Perspectives and Strategies, Joy Higgs et al. (eds), Rotterdam, Sense Publishers, 13-26.

Schatzki, T. (2012) “Temporality and the Causal Account of Action,” in Heidegger and Cognitive Science, Julian Kiverstein and Mike Wheeler (eds), Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave MacMillan, 243-26

Schatzki, T. (2012) “Forword,” in Practice, Learning and Change: Practice-theory perspectives on professional learning, Paul Hager, Alison Lee & Ann Reich (eds.), Dordrecht: Springer.

Schatzki, T. (2013) “The Edge of Change: On the Emergence, Persistence, and Dissolution of Practices,” in Sustainable practice: social theory and climate change, Elizabeth Shove and Nicola Spurling (eds), London, Routledge, 31-46.

Schatzki, T. (2013) “Human Activity as Indeterminate Social Event,” in Wittgenstein and Heidegger: Pathways and Provocations, Stephen Reynolds, David Egan, and Aaron Weneland (eds), London, Routledge, 179-194.

Schatzki, T. (2014) “Practices, Governance, and Sustainability,” in Beyond Behaviour Change: Intervening in social practices for sustainability, Yolande Strengers and Cecily Maller (eds), London, Routledge, 15-30.

Schatzki, T. (2014) “Art Bundles,” in Artistic Practices. Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics, Tasos Zembylas (ed), London, Routledge, 17-31.

Schatzki, T. (2016) “Practice Theory as Flat Ontology,” in Practice Theory and Research: Exploring the Relevance for Social Change, Gert Spaargaren, Don Weenick, and Michelle Lamers (ed), Abingdon, Routledge, 28-42.

Schatzki, T. (2016) “Multiplicity in Social Theory and Practice Ontology,” in Praxeological Political Analysis, Michael Jonas and Beate Littig (ed), Abingdon, Routledge, 17-34.

Schatzki, T. (2017) “Practices and Learning,” Practice Theory Perspectives on Pedagogy and Education – Praxis, diversity and contestation, Peter John Grootenboer, Christine Edwards-Groves, and Sarojni Choy (ed), Berlin, Springer, 23-43.

Schatzki, T. (2017) “Sayings, Texts, and Discursive Formations,” in The Nexus of Practices: Connections, Constellations, Practitioners, Allison Hui, Theodore Schatzki, and Elizabeth Shove (ed), Abingdon, Routledge, 126-140.

Schatzki, T. (2018) “On Plural Actions,” in Questions of Practice in Philosophy and Social Theory, Anders Buch and Theodore R. Schatzki (ed), Abingdon, Routledge, 49-64.

Schatzki, T. (2018) “On Practice Theory, or What’s Practices got to do [got to do] with it?,” in Education in an era of schooling: Critical perspectives of educational practice and action research (a Festschrift for Stephen Kemmis), Christine Edwards-Groves, Peter Grootenboer, and Jane Wilkinson (ed), Singapore, Springer, 151-165.

Spurling, N. (2018) “Making Space for the Car at Home: Planning, priorities and practices”, in Infrastructures in Practice: The Dynamics of Demand in Networked Societies, Elizabeth Shove & Frank Trentmann (ed), Abingdon: Routledge.

Spurling, N. (2015) “Demand by design: How our infrastructures and professions shape what we do”, in Sustainability: New Questions, New Answers, Rosie Robinson (ed), Cambridge: Anglia Ruskin University.

Spurling, N. (2014) “Inventions in practices: Sustainable mobility policies in England”, in Social practices, Interventions and Sustainability: Beyond Behaviour Change, Yolande Strengers & Cecily Maller (eds), London: Routledge.

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Edited Collections

Bach, A. & Schatzki, T. eds,. (2018) Questions of Practice in Philosophy and Social Theory, Abingdon, Routledge.

Hui, A., Schatzki, T. & Shove, E. eds,. (2017) The Nexus of Practices: Connections, Constellations, Practitioners, Abingdon, Routledge.

Schatzki, T., Knorr Cetina, K. & von Savigny, E. eds,. (2001) The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory, London, Routledge.

Shove, E., Trentmann, F., and Wilk, R. eds,. (2009) Time, Consumption and Everyday Life, Oxford: Berg.

Shove, E. and Spurling, N. eds,. (2013) Sustainable Practices: Social theory and climate change, London: Routledge.

Shove, E. and Trentmann, F. eds,. (2018) Infrastructures in Practice: the dynamics of demand in networked societies. London: Routledge.

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Journal Articles

Blue, S. (2017) “Maintaining physical exercise as a matter of synchronising practices: Experiences and observations from training in Mixed Martial Arts”, Health and Place, 46: 344-350.

Blue, S. (2017) ‘Institutional Rhythms: Combining Practice Theory and Rhythmanalysis to Conceptualise Processes of Institutionalisation’. Time and Society. (Open Access)

Blue, S. Shove, E., Carmona, C. and Kelly, M. P. (2016) “Theories of practice and public health: understanding (un)healthy practices”, Critical Public Health, 26(1): 36-50.

Hand, M., Shove, E. and Southerton, D. (2005) “Explaining showering: a discussion of the material, conventional and temporal dimensions of practice”, Sociological Research Online. 10(2):

Hand, M. and Shove, E. (2007) “Condensing Practices”, Journal of Consumer Culture, 7(1): 79-104.

Hand, M., Shove, E., and Southerton, D. (2007) “Home extensions in the United Kingdom: space, time, and practice”, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 25(4): 668-681

Hui, A. (2015) “Networks of home, travel and use during Hong Kong return migration: Thinking topologically about the spaces of human-material practices”, Global Network, 15(4): 536-552.

Hui, A. (2017) “Understanding the positioning of the ‘electric vehicle consumer’: Variations in interdisciplinary discourses and their implications for sustainable mobility systems”, Applied Mobilities.

MacIntosh R., Beech N. Bartunek J., Mason K. Cooke B. and Denyer D. (2017) “Impact and Management Research: Exploring relationships between temporality, dialogue, reflexivity and praxis”, SI Editorial, British Academy of Management.

Mason K, Kjellberg H. and Hagberg J. (2015) “Exploring the Performativity of Marketing: Theories, Practices and Devices” Journal of Marketing Management 31(1-2): 1-15

Mason K, and Leek S, (2012) “Communication Practices in Business-to-Business Relationships: Creating, relating and adapting communication artifacts through time”, Industrial Marketing Management. 41(2): 319-332.

Mason, K., & Spring, M. (2011) “The sites and practices of business models”. Industrial Marketing Management, 40(6): 1032-1041.

Ortner, S. (1984) ‘Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties’, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 26(1): 126-166.

Pantzar, M. and Shove, E. (2010) “Towards a theory of practice innovations: a discussion of the production and reproduction of Nordic Walking”, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 22(4): 447-461.

Pantzar, M. and Shove, E. (2010) “Temporal rhythms as outcomes of social practices: a speculative discussion”, Ethnologia Europaea, 40(1): 19-29.

Reckwitz, A. (2002) ‘Toward a Theory of Social Practices: A Development in Culturist Theorizing’, European Journal of Social Theory, 5(2), pp. 243 – 263.

Rinkinen, J., Jalas, M. and Shove, E. (2015) “Object Relations in Accounts of Everyday Life”, Sociology, 49(5): 870-885.

Rinkinen, J., Shove, E., & Smits, M. (2017) “Cold chains in Hanoi and Bangkok: Changing systems of provision and practice”. Journal of Consumer Culture.

Rouse, J. (2007) Practice Theory. Available at: Division I Faculty Publications. 43.

Schatzki, T. (1987) “Overdue Analysis of Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice,” Inquiry, 30(1-2): 113‑35.

Schatzki, T. (1988) “Social Causality,” Inquiry, 31(2): 151‑170.

Schatzki, T. (1988) “The Nature of Social Reality,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 49(2): 239‑260.

Schatzki, T. (1989) “Early Heidegger on Being, the Clearing, and Realism,” Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 43(1): 80‑102.

Schatzki, T. (1991) “Elements of a Wittgensteinian Philosophy of the Human Sciences,” Synthese, 87: 311-329.

Schatzki, T. (1991) “Spatial Ontology and Explanation,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 81(4): 650-670.

Schatzki, T. (1993) “Mind & Action for Wittgenstein + Heidegger,” Southwest Philosophy Review, 9(1): 35-42.

Schatzki, T. (1993) “Wittgenstein: mind, body, and society”, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 23(3): 285-313.

Schatzki, T. (1997) “Practices and Actions: A Wittgensteinian Critique of Bourdieu and Giddens,” Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 27(3): 283-308.

Schatzki, T. (2000) “The Social Bearing of Nature,” Inquiry, 43: 21-38.

Schatzki, T. (2001) “Subject, Body, Place,” The Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 91(4): 698-703.

Schatzki, T. (2002) “Social science in society”, Inquiry, 45(1): 119-138.

Schatzki, T. (2003) “A New Societist Social Ontology,” Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 33(2): 174-202.

Schatzki, T. (2003) “Living Out of the Past: Dilthey and Heidegger on Life and History,” Inquiry, 46: 301-23.

Schatzki, T. (2003) “Human Universals and Understanding a Different Socioculture,” Human Studies, 26(1): 1-20.

Schatzki, T. (2005) “Where Times Meet,” Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 1(2): 191-212.

Schatzki, T. (2005) “Peripheral vision: The Sites of Organizations,” Organization Studies, 26(3): 465-84.

Schatzki, T. (2006) “The Time of Activity,” Continental Philosophy Review, 39: 155-82.

Schatzki, T. (2006) “On organizations as they happen”, Organization Studies, 27(12): 1863-1873.

Schatzki, T. (2010) “Materiality and Social Life,” Nature + Culture 5(2): 123-49.

Schatzki, T. (2010) “Pippin’s Hegel on action”, Inquiry, 53(5): 490-505.

Schatzki, T. (2015) “The Spaces of Social Practices and of Large Social Phenomena,” net, Travaux, 24.03.2015

Schatzki, T. (2016) “Crises and Adjustments in Ongoing Life,” Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, Special Issue on Crises in Action and Interaction, Frank Adloff, Alexander Antony, and Gerd Sebald (ed), 41: 17-33.

Schatzki, T. (2016) “Keeping Track of Large Social Phenomena,” Geographische Zeitschrift, 104(1): 4-24.

Schatzki, T. (2017) “Practices and People,” Theory and Practice in Management, 7 (1): 26-53.

Schatzki, T. (2017) “Pas de deux: Practice Theory and Phenomenology,” Phänomenologischen Forschungen, issue on phenomenology and practice theory, Thomas Bedorf and Selin Gerlek (ed): 25-40.

Schatzki, T. (2018) “Theory and Conceptual Centrality in Bourdieu,” Anthropological Theory, 18(4): 502-8.

Shove, E., and Pantzar, M. (2005) “Consumers, producers and practices: understanding the invention and reinvention of Nordic Walking”, Journal of Consumer Culture, 5(1): 43-64.

Shove, E. and Pantzar, M. (2006) “Fossilisation”, Ethnologia Europaea: Journal of European Ethnology, 35:1-2: 59-63.

Shove, E., Watson, M. and Ingram, J. (2007) “Products and practices: selected concepts from science and technology studies and from social theories of consumption and practice”, Design Issues, 23(2): 3-16

Shove, E. and Pantzar, M. (2007) “Recruitment and reproduction: the careers and carriers of digital photography and floorball”, Journal of Human Affairs, 17: 154-167.

Shove, E. (2010) “Beyond the ABC: climate change policy and theories of social change”, Environment and Planning A, 42 (6): 1273–1285.

Shove, E. (2012) “Putting practice into policy: reconfiguring questions of consumption and climate change.” Contemporary Social Science, 9 (4): 415-429.

Shove, E. (2012) “The shadowy side of innovation: unmaking and sustainability”, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 24(4): 345-362.

Shove, E., Watson, M. and Spurling, N. (2015) “Conceptualising connections: Energy demand, infrastructures and social practices”, European Journal of Social Theory, 18(3) 274-287.

Southerton, D. (2013) “Habits, Routines and Temporalities of Consumption: From Individual Behaviours to the Reproduction of Everyday Practices.” Time & Society, 22(3): 335-355.

Spurling, N. (2018) “Matters of Time: Materiality and the changing temporal organisation of everyday energy consumption”, Journal of Consumer Culture, 0(0): 1-18.

Spurling, N. (2019) “Dormant vehicles: inverting urban mobility futures”, Land Use Policy,

Spurling, N. (2015) “Differential experiences in time in academic work: How qualities of time are made in practice”, Time & Society, 24(3): 367-389.

Stigzelius, I., Araujo L., Mason, K., Murto R., Palo T. (2018), “Kitchen concerns driving thrift and convenience: bridging markets and consumption through novel practices”, Journal of Consumption Markets and Culture. (

Warde, A. (2005) “Consumption and Theories of Practice”, Journal of Consumer Culture, 5(2): 131–153.

Watson, M. and Shove, E. (2008) “Product, competence, project and practice: DIY and the dynamics of craft consumption”,Journal of Consumer Culture, 8(1): 69–89.

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An annotated bibliography of a selection of Schatzki’s work.