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Practice of Everyday Life.

Author: Michel De Certeau
Publisher: University of California Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel De Certeau
ISBN: 9780520271456 0520271459
OCLC Number: 851566285
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 229 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
General introduction --
Part I. A very ordinary culture --
1. A common place : ordinary language --
2. Popular cultures : ordinary language --
3. "Making do" : uses and tactics --
Part II. Theories of the art of practice --
4. Foucault and Bourdieu --
5. The arts of theory --
6. Story time --
Part III. Spatial practices --
7. Walking in the city --
8. Railway navigation and incarceration --
9. Spatial stories --
Part IV. Uses of language --
10. The scriptural economy --
11. Quotation of voices.

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