- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 21, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415113156
- ISBN-13: 978-0415113151
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,471,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Critiques of Everyday Life: An Introduction 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Everyday life is fast becoming a key concept within the social sciences and humanities. In this contemporary and highly relevant new book, Michael E. Gardiner proposes that there exists a counter-tradition within everyday life theorizing. This counter-tradition has sought not merely to describe lived experience, but to transform it by elevating our understanding of the everyday to the status of a critical knowledge.
In his analysis Gardiner engages with the work of a number of significant theorists and approaches, including:
-- The French tradition of everyday life theorizing, from the Surrealists to Henri Lefebvre, and from the Situationist International to Michel de Certeau
-- Agnes Heller and the relationship between the everyday, rationality and ethics
-- Carnival, prosaics and intersubjectivity in the work of Mikhail Bakhtin
-- Dorothy E. Smith's feminist perspective on everyday life.
Critiques of Everyday Life demonstrates the importance of an alternative, multi-disciplinary everyday life paradigm and offers a myriad of new possibilities for critical social and cultural theorizing and empirical research.