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    • 00:10

      PROFESSOR IVER B NEUMANN: The Practiceis a socially recognized way of doing something,and that something can be done well or badly.When we say that it is socially recognized,we mean that people might understand what you are doing.If you are singing, for example, it must be in a way

    • 00:33

      PROFESSOR IVER B NEUMANN [continued]: by which can be socially recognized that that'swhat you do.And it can also be done well or badly.So this is a question of getting a take on human action.Note that Practices will create hierarchies.If you are better at doing something than everybody else,you're on top of a hierarchy.

    • 00:54

      PROFESSOR IVER B NEUMANN [continued]: And you can actually convert thatinto other kinds of social resources.So Practices are also infused with power.So examples of Practices that's a more politicallyrelevant than singing, would be cleaning your gun,for example, or writing a policy memo.

    • 01:17

      PROFESSOR IVER B NEUMANN [continued]: They are socially recognized and you can do them well or badly.[MUSIC PLAYING]

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Professor Iver Neumann defines practice as a socially recognized activity that can be judged for quality and results in a hierarchical ranking of ability.

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Professor Iver Neumann defines practice as a socially recognized activity that can be judged for quality and results in a hierarchical ranking of ability.

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