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Everyday Life and Cultural Theory : An Introduction - Ben Highmore

Everyday Life and Cultural Theory

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 8th November 2001
ISBN: 9780415223034
Number Of Pages: 200

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"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

Illustrationsp. vi
Preface and acknowledgementsp. vii
Figuring the everydayp. 1
Argumentsp. 17
Simmel: Fragments of everyday lifep. 33
Surrealism: The marvellous in the everydayp. 45
Benjamin's trash aestheticsp. 60
Mass-Observation: A science of everyday lifep. 75
Henri Lefebvre's dialectics of everyday lifep. 113
Michel de Certeau's poetics of everyday lifep. 145
Postscript: Everday life and the future of cultural studiesp. 174
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 194
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ISBN: 9780415223034
ISBN-10: 0415223032
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 8th November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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