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The practice of everyday life

Author: Michel de Certeau; Steven Rendall
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture. In exploring the public meaning of ingeniously defended private meanings, de Certeau draws on an immense theoretical literature in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Certeau, Michel de.
Practice of everyday life.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1984
(OCoLC)992584488
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michel de Certeau; Steven Rendall
ISBN: 0520047508 9780520047501 0520236998 9780520236998 0520061683 9780520061682 9780520271456 0520271459
OCLC Number: 10122084
Language Note: Translation of: Arts de faire, which was v. 1 of L'invention du quotidien.
Notes: Translation of: Arts de faire, which was v. 1 of L'invention du quotidien.
Description: xxiv, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A very ordinary culture --
Theories of the art of practice --
Spatial practices --
Uses of language --
Ways of believing.
Other Titles: Arts de faire.
Responsibility: Michel de Certeau ; translated by Steven Rendall.

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Considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy  Read more...

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"The book retains its freshness and relevance." * Journal of Business Anthropology * "The Practice of Everyday Life, published in 1974 and now the first of his books available in English translation, Read more...

 
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