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This is because they are very small-scale instruments; such as the means by which you pass through a door, the means by which you reward the gatekeeper, how you seat people at the table, where the women eat and all that kind of thing. But the practices that acting in accordance with local reductons shape secrete the 'gorgeous properties', as Garfinkel called them. That is, out of that will come the reproduction of the previous society; because it will begin to dominate the way in which people treat each other.
But that seems totally arbitrary. Rom Harre: Why? Roy Bhaskar: A forest fire is pretty positive, or a rainstorm if you are drenched in it. The collapse of the rouble is pretty positive. Rom Harre: You explain to me how a taxonomic category can have causal powers and I will give in. Roy Bhaskar: It is not only a taxonomic category, it is a taxonomic category with a referent. Rom Harre: The category refers to a whole cluster of different practices. These practices have power in the world because they are performed by powerful particulars, but not the abstract collection of them, for that is what 'social structural' terms refer to.
When we are trying to undertake practical investigations, some actual piece of work in social psychology or sociology or psychology proper, what should we be doing? Following the lead of the physicists, we should be on the lookout for the sources of activity in the relevant domain. Emancipation as grammatical reform Suppose we were to move into a schematic political frame of mind; what would a programme of change look like? What would the target be? Let me start with a simple-minded question. Why do we always get soup, meat and two veg and pudding?