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Practice of Everyday Life

Author: Michel de Certeau
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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In this incisive book, 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 brilliantly on an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel de Certeau
ISBN: 0520950666 9780520950665
OCLC Number: 1164939237
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (254 p.)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; General Introduction; PART I: A VERY ORDINARY CULTURE; I. A Common Place: Ordinary Language; II. Popular Cultures: Ordinary Language; III. ""Making Do"": Uses and Tactics; PART II: THEORIES OF THE ART OF PRACTICE; IV. Foucault and Bourdieu; V. The Arts of Theory; VI. Story Time; PART III: SPATIAL PRACTICES; VII. Walking in the City; VIII. Railway Navigation and Incarceration; IX. Spatial Stories; PART IV: Uses of Language; X. The Scriptural Economy; XI. Quotations of Voices; XII. Reading as Poaching; PART V: WAYS OF BELIEVING XIII. Believing and Making People BelieveXIV. The Unnamable; Indeterminate; Notes
Other Titles: Practice of Everyday Life

Abstract:

In this incisive book, 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 brilliantly on an immense theoretical literature to speak of an apposite use of imaginative literature.

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