In: Lury, Celia and Wakeford, Nina eds.
Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social.
Culture, Economy and the Social.
Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 136–146.
This chapter articulates an account of 'pattern' as a methodological device relevant to the social sciences. 'Pattern' concerns modes of togetherness relevant to relations between unity and multiplicity as these unfold in time. A non-foundational and non-representational 'device' of pattern is developed and illustrated by way of a rethinking of Kuhn's notion of 'paradigm' and Elias' notion of 'figuration'.
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