Experts often claim that the biggest gift of (university) education is an analytical `forma mentis': that is, an inquisitive capacity to think critically about problems. Although often praised, the path towards such ability is rarely explained in a clear way. In this brilliant book, Davide Nicolini solves this shortage by guiding the reader into the universe of practice-based studies, a thoroughly approach to the study of organizations, work and society. Combining a hands-on attitude with theoretical refinement, the author illustrates how practice theory solves a number of (still open) problems in social sciences and brings a new horizon from which to understand and explain social phenomena. Whether you are experienced or a novice in practice theory, this text will certainly soon become your favourite handbook.
Davide Nicolini gives an insightful perspective into the world of practice theory, work and organization which I found very useful in my course. This was a good buy and I would recommend it to other post-graduate students.