The Everyday Life Reader

Author: Ben Highmore
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415230247
Category: Social Science
Page: 373
View: 1560
"The Everyday Life Reader brings together a wide range of thinkers from Freud to Baudrillard with primary sources on everyday life such as the Mass Observation survey and key texts by Michel de Certeau and Henri Lefebvre, to provide a comprehensive resource on theories of everyday life. Ben Highmore's introduction surveys the development of thought about everyday life, setting theories in their social and historical context, and each themed section opens with an essay introducing the debates." -- Book cover.

Architecture of the Everyday

Author: Deborah Berke,Steven Harris
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616891203
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
View: 7258
Ordinary. Banal. Quotidian. These words are rarely used to praise architecture, but in fact they represent the interest of a growing number of architects looking to the everyday to escape the ever-quickening cycles of consumption and fashion that have reduced architecture to a series of stylistic fads. Architecture of the Everyday makes a plea for an architecture that is emphatically un-monumental, anti-heroic, and unconcerned with formal extravagance. Edited by Deborah Berke and Steven Harris, this collection of writings, photo-essays, and projects describes an architecture that draws strength from its simplicity, use of common materials, and relationship to other fields of study. Topics range from a website that explores the politics of domesticity, to a transformation of the sidewalk in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, to a discussion of the work of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Contributors include Margaret Crawford, Peggy Deamer, Deborah Fausch, Ben Gianni and Mark Robbins, Joan Ockman, Ernest Pascucci, Alan Plattus, and Mary-Ann Ray. Deborah Berke and Steven Harris are currently associate professors of architecture at Yale University, and have their own practices in New York City.

The Everyday World As Problematic

A Feminist Sociology
Author: Dorothy E. Smith
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1555537944
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 251
View: 5246
In this collection of essays, sociologist Dorothy E. Smith develops a method for analyzing how women (and men) view contemporary society from specific gendered points of view. She shows how social relations - and the theories that describe them - must express the concrete historical and geographical details of everyday lives. A vital sociology from the standpoint of women, the volume is applicable to a variety of subjects, and will be especially useful in courses in sociological theory and methods.

The Everyday Politics of Labour

Working Lives in India's Informal Economy
Author: Geert de Neve
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9788187358183
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 347
View: 926
On the attitude of working class labor in Tamil Nadu and the informal economics of the area; some articles with reference to textile workers of Tamil Nadu; a study.

Reading the Everyday

Author: Joe Moran
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415317092
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 209
View: 3094
Studying the work of important continental theorists, Joe Moran explores the concrete sites and routines of everyday life and how they are represented through political discourse, news media, material culture, photography, reality TV and more.

The Everyday I Ching

Author: Sarah Dening
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466833912
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 224
View: 7374
Consulted by millions, the I Ching is one of the oldest and most widely used divination systems ever devised. Since ancient times it has provided its readers with insight into their own lives and guidance for the future. All too often, however, the available translations have blurred the basic message of the I Ching's hexagrams and obscured their relevance. Utilizing the knowledge gained from many years of using the I Ching in her practice, psychotherapist Sarah Dening provides, with this translation, a valuable resource not only for help with life's extraordinary passages but something that should be consulted daily as one would a trusted friend. Dening details how to use and read the I Ching's hexagrams and gives insight on how to relate the ancient wisdom of the I Ching's hexagrams to the trials and tribulations of everyday modern life. The Everyday I Ching fills the long-standing need for a clear, focused rendering of the I Ching-one which makes its timeless wisdom accessible to everyone.

Crisis and the Everyday in Postsocialist Moscow

Author: Olga Shevchenko
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253002575
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 7145
In this ethnography of postsocialist Moscow in the late 1990s, Olga Shevchenko draws on interviews with a cross-section of Muscovites to describe how people made sense of the acute uncertainties of everyday life, and the new identities and competencies that emerged in response to these challenges. Ranging from consumption to daily rhetoric, and from urban geography to health care, this study illuminates the relationship between crisis and normality and adds a new dimension to the debates about postsocialist culture and politics.

Critique of Everyday Life: Foundations for a sociology of the everyday

Author: Henri Lefebvre
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859846506
Category: Philosophy
Page: 380
View: 5540
Henri Lefebvre's three-volume Critique of Everyday Life is perhaps the richest, most prescient work by one of the twentieth century's greatest philosophers. The first volume presented an introduction to the concept of everyday life. Written twenty years later, this second volume attempts to establish the necessary formal instruments for analysis, and outlines a series of theoretical categories within everyday life such as the theory of the semantic field and the theory of moments. The moment at which the book appeared—1961—was significant both for France and for Lefebvre himself: he was just beginning his career as a lecturer in sociology at Strasbourg, and then at Nanterre, and many of the ideas which were influential in the events leading up to 1968 are to be found in this critique. In its impetuous, often undisciplined prose, the reader may catch a glimpse of how charismatic a lecturer Lefebvre must have been.

Disability, Normalcy, and the Everyday

Author: Gareth M. Thomas,Dikaios Sakellariou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315446421
Category: Social Science
Page: 210
View: 8695
Many critical analyses of disability address important ‘macro’ concerns, but are often far removed from an interactional and micro-level focus. Written by leading scholars in the field, and containing a range of theoretical and empirical contributions from around the world, this book focuses on the taken-for-granted, mundane human activities at the heart of how social life is reproduced, and how this impacts on the lives of those with a disability, family members, and other allies. It departs from earlier accounts by making sense of how disability is lived, mobilised, and enacted in everyday lives. Although broad in focus and navigating diverse social contexts, chapters are united by a concern with foregrounding micro, mundane moments for making sense of powerful discourses, practices, affects, relations, and world-making for disabled people and their allies. Using different examples – including learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, dementia, polio, and Parkinson’s disease – contributions move beyond a simplified narrow classification of disability which creates rigid categories of existence and denies bodily variation. Disability, Normalcy, and the Everyday should be considered essential reading for disability studies students and academics, as well as professionals involved in health and social care. With contributions located within new and familiar debates around embodiment, stigma, gender, identity, inequality, care, ethics, choice, materiality, youth, and representation, this book will be of interest to academics from different disciplinary backgrounds including sociology, anthropology, humanities, public health, allied health professions, science and technology studies, social work, and social policy.

The Everyday

Experiences, Concepts, and Narratives
Author: Justin Derry,Martin Parrot
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443869899
Category: History
Page: 275
View: 573
The Everyday: Experiences, Concepts and Narratives is an inter-disciplinary book problematizing the slippery notion of 'Everyday Life'. Contributing to a tradition of 20th century scholarly work focusing on 'Everyday Life', this book specifically attends to the multiple ways that the quotidian aspects of our day-to-day existence become knotted into situated narratives and concepts. In their depth and breadth, the chapters compiled here all work with an understanding of everyday life that is i...

The Extraordinary and the Everyday in Early Modern England

Essays in Celebration of the Work of Bernard Capp
Author: A. McShane,G. Walker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023029393X
Category: History
Page: 254
View: 6699
A fascinating collection of essays by renowned and emerging scholars exploring how everyday matters from farting to friendship reveal extraordinary aspects of early modern life, while seemingly exceptional acts and beliefs – such as those of ghosts, prophecies, and cannibalism – illuminate something of the routine experience of ordinary people.

Renaissance Culture and the Everyday

Author: Patricia Fumerton,Simon Hunt
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812291182
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 7008
Items as familiar as mirrors, books, horses, money, laundry baskets, graffiti, embroidery, and food look decidedly less familiar when seen through the eyes of Renaissance men and women. In Renaissance Culture and the Everyday, such scholars as Judith Brown, Frances Dolan, Richard Helgerson, Debora Shuger, Don Wayne, and Stephanie Jed illuminate the sometimes surprising issues at stake in just such common matters of daily life during the Renaissance in England and on the Continent.

Writing the Everyday

Australian Literature and the Limits of Suburbia
Author: Andrew McCann
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702230967
Category: Australian literature
Page: 144
View: 8993

The Gothic and the Everyday

Living Gothic
Author: L. Piatti-Farnell,M. Beville
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113740664X
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
View: 3565
The Gothic and the Everyday aims to regenerate interest in the Gothic within the experiential contexts of history, folklore, and tradition. By using the term 'living', this book recalls a collection of experiences that constructs the everyday in its social, cultural, and imaginary incarnations

Where the Everyday Begins

A Study of Environment and Everyday Life
Author: James Morrow
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839440777
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
View: 2743
Where the Everyday Begins is a study of environment and everyday life. It uses innovative research methods to bear witness to the ways by which environment defines everyday life. And its lively narrative pulls together a multitude of observations that reveal incredible details about the social and material ecologies that bind the world.

The Everyday Lives of Young Children

Culture, Class, and Child Rearing in Diverse Societies
Author: Jonathan Tudge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467433
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
View: 6693
Where do young children spend their time? What activities are they involved in and who do they interact with? How do these activities and interactions vary across different societies and cultural groups? This book provides answers to these questions, by describing the lives of three-year-olds in the United States, Russia, Estonia, Finland, South Korea, Kenya and Brazil. Each child was followed for the equivalent of one complete waking day, whether at home, in childcare, on the streets or at the shops. Graphic displays and verbal descriptions of the children's everyday activities and interactions reveal both the ways in which culture influences children's lives and the ways in which children play a role in changing the cultural groups of which they are a part. This book also has a clear theoretical rationale and illustrates why and how to do cultural-ecological research.

The Everyday Book of Natural History

Comprising a Note for Every Day on the Flowers, Insects, Birds, Animals, Etc. Most Commonly Observed on Rambles Into the Country Throughout the Year
Author: James Cundall
Publisher: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: 509
View: 7359

Narrating the Everyday

Windows on Life in Central South Africa
Author: Jan K. Coetzee,Asta Rau,Magdalena Wijciechowska
ISBN: 192842418X
Category: Social Science
Page: 476
View: 9506
The chapters in this book reflect on the practice of using narratives to understand individual and social reality. They all reveal dimensions of the same concrete reality: contemporary society of Central South Africa. Except for two, all the chapters originated from research in the program The Narrative Study of Lives, situated in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Each chapter opens a window on an aspect of everyday life in Central South Africa. Each window displays the capacity of the narrative as a methodological tool in qualitative research to open up better understandings of everyday experience. The chapters also reflect on the epistemological journey towards unwrapping and breaking open of meaning. Narratives are one of many tools available to sociologists in their quest to understand and interpret meaning. But, when it comes to deep understanding, narratives are particularly effective in opening up more intricate levels of meaning associated with emotions, feelings, and subjective experiences.

The Everyday Wife

Author: Phillippa Yaa De Villiers
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 1920397051
Category: Poetry
Page: 89
View: 518
`Phillippa is compassionate, insouciant and outspoken' Moira Richards on Taller than Buildings The everyday wife is a handy little book of practical poetry for any occasion. Mischievous and profound words recreate everyday life in South Africa and other parts of the world. In this, her second volume of poetry, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers unravels the security blanket of routines, exposing the soul of the quotidian. What treats are served up in this new book of poems by Phillippa Yaa de Villiers! Like the best of poets, she makes language do her bidding, wresting new sense from familiar images and situations, surprising us and ambushing our expectation Phillippa Yaa de Villiers illuminates relation ships of many kinds and many intensities between lovers, children and parents, the politics of emotion shared and remembered and confronted, sustained across the distance of place or memory Sometimes, as in `The Organ of Love'. which manages that crucial combination of passion and humour she makes meaning hold on to the last word of the poem like the last drop of a delicious drink. Margaret Busby

Art for the Everyday

Author: Kenlee Valleskey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781388853600
Page: N.A
View: 8063
I use art in therapy as a way to connect to the human experience. Sometimes we have words for our experiences and the "feels" we feel... and other times we don't. I created this book in mind for anyone interested in exploring emotion and everyday experiences--counselor, supervisor, educator--as a resource and tool that can be adapted to your unique context. Art for the Everyday is a visual starting place, using imagery and metaphor to bring to life the everyday feels of life.