There is a special sense the word "practice" is used for that I have problem understanding. Following is the title of a book:
Food Sovereignty in International Context: Discourse, politics and practice of place
What is the meaning of "practice" in this title? For me, as far as I could search and find, "practice" when used as a noun can mean one of the following (American Heritage Dictionary):
- A habitual or customary action or way of doing something: makes a practice of being punctual.
- a. Repeated performance of an activity in order to learn or perfect a skill: Practice will make you a good musician. b. A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill: goes to piano practice weekly; scheduled a soccer practice for Saturday. c. Archaic. The skill so learned or perfected. d. The condition of being skilled through repeated exercise: out of practice.
- The act or process of doing something; performance or action: a theory that is difficult to put into practice.
- Exercise of an occupation or profession: the practice of law.
- The business of a professional person: an obstetrician with her own practice.
- A habitual or customary action or act. Often used in the plural: That company engages in questionable business practices. Facial tattooing is a standard practice among certain peoples.
- Law. The methods of procedure used in a court of law.
- Archaic. a. The act of tricking or scheming, especially with malicious intent. b. A trick, scheme, or intrigue.
Then what it means when we say "practice of place"?