In continuation of the first week’s course, this seminar deepens into the practices of national, regional and other subcultures and focuses on the question of how the meaning of “sustainability” is negotiated locally and through the interaction within or between social groups. To achieve this, the analysis will primarily sound the basic assumptions and the usefulness of practice theory and will then illuminate particular issues, e.g. as regards the comparison of specific cultures and certain cultural differences. One aspect that might be touched in particular is the way in which the members of (sub‑)cultural groups differentiate themselves from others through their consumption practices.
Co-trainer (of the practical part of the course)