The Practice of Everyday Life: v. 1

The Practice of Everyday Life: v. 1

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By (author) Michel de Certeau, By (author) Luce Giard, By (author) Pierre Mayol, Translated by Steven Rendall

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 15mm | 342g
  • Publication date: 23 September 1988
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520061683
  • ISBN 13: 9780520061682
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: Ill.

Product description

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.

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Author information

The late Michel de Certeau was Directeur d'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and Visiting Professor of French and Comparative Literature at University of California, San Diego.

Review quote

""Everyday Life is littered with insights and perceptions, any one of which could make the career of an American academic."--Thomas Fleming, "Chronicles of Culture

Table of 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 Believe XIV. The Unnamable Indeterminate Notes