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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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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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • 23 Sep 1988
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Ill.
  • 0520061683
  • 9780520061682

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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.

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""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

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