From the Study of Social Practices to the Study of "Distance to the Object"

Lionel Dany
This article, written in memory of Jean-Claude Abric, aims to present some conceptual developments of the so called "Ecole Aixoise" concerning the role of social practices in the dynamic of SR, explore some characteristics of the notion of social practices and the ambiguities and issues associated with this notion in the field of SR, and present a recent conceptual option entitled "Distance to the Object".