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Неравенството в праксеологическа перспектива: всекидневните му формулирания като емпирични данни
Inequality in a Praxeological Perspective: Its Everyday Formulations as Empirical Data

Author(s): Stoika Penkova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Social Theory
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: inequality; praxeological perspective; indexical; haecceitas; practical formulation

Summary/Abstract: This study proposes a praxeological optic towards inequality in problematizing the ways in which it ‘happens’ in everyday interactions as a member achievement. In this meaning context, the question how inequality exists is not simply ontological and/or epistemological, but also methodological: inequality as a social fact cannot be understood analytically if we don’t take into account that 1) it is a concept borrowed from natural language (and therefore is essentially indexical); and 2) the way in which members ‘grasp’ inequality as a meaningful social phenomenon is a constitutive part of the objective relations themselves of inequality into which they are immersed. The study’s last section dwells on two empirical cases that provide data on how agents ‘do’ the practical formulations of their social positions, relations, and forms of interaction, and hence ‘manage’ and ‘negotiate’ the inequalities between themselves as a part of their everyday affairs.

  • Issue Year: 50/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 161-184
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Bulgarian