"Everyday Life and Cultural Theory" provides a unique critical and historical introduction to theories of everyday life. Ben Highmore traces the development of conceptions of everyday life, from the Mass Observation project of the 1930s to contemporary theorists. Individual chapters examine: * Theories of the everyday * Fragments of everyday life * Surrealism: the marvelous in the everyday * Walter Benjamin's Trash Aesthetics * Mass Observation: the science of everyday life * Henri Lefebvre's Dialectics of Everyday Life * Michel de Certeau's Poetics of Everyday Life * Everyday life and the future of cultural studies.
"This is an excellent survey... there is a superb introduction motivating the entire project.."
-D.W. Sullivan, "Choice