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Connections between Practices
Connections between practices

Chapter 2, ‘Making and breaking links’, explored the proposition that practices emerge, persist and disappear as links between their defining elements are made and broken. Chapter 3, ‘The life of elements’, focused on the ways in which materials, meanings and competences circulate and endure. Chapter 4, ‘Recruitment, defection and reproduction’, dealt with the careers of practices and of those who carry them. This chapter is about how practices relate to each other.

Just as elements are linked together to form recognizable practices, so practices link, one to another, to form bundles and complexes. Bundles are loose-knit patterns based on the co-location and co-existence of practices. Complexes represent stickier and more integrated combinations, some so dense that they constitute new entities in ...

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