Abstract: This paper aims to enhance our understanding of how practice is socially sustained, learnt and constantly refined by arguing that practice is much more than a set of activities – it involves, beside instrumental and ethical judgements, taste and appraisal. Taste is a sense of what is aesthetically fitting within a community of practitioners, a preference for ‘the way we do things together’. Taste is based on the subjective attachment to the object of practice and is learnt and taught as part of becoming a practitioner and it is performed as a collective, situated activity within a practice. The elaboration of taste and the refining of practice within a community involves taste-making, which is based on ‘sensible knowledge’ and the continual negotiation of aesthetic categories. The paper examines how in a variety of practices taste-making occurs through three processes: sharing a vocabulary for appraisal, crafting identities within epistemic communities, and refining performances.
‘Practice? It’s a Matter of Taste!’ Management Learning, / Gherardi, Silvia. - In: MANAGEMENT LEARNING. - ISSN 1350-5076. - STAMPA. - 40:5(2009), pp. 535-550.
|Titolo:||‘Practice? It’s a Matter of Taste!’ Management Learning,|
|Titolo del periodico:||MANAGEMENT LEARNING|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||5|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-70350534228|
|Citazione:||‘Practice? It’s a Matter of Taste!’ Management Learning, / Gherardi, Silvia. - In: MANAGEMENT LEARNING. - ISSN 1350-5076. - STAMPA. - 40:5(2009), pp. 535-550.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|
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