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The Everyday Life Reader - Ben Highmore

The Everyday Life Reader

By: Ben Highmore (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th December 2001
ISBN: 9780415230254
Number Of Pages: 392

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"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. Sections include: * Situating the Everyday * Everyday Life and National Culture * Ethnography Near and Far * Reclamation Work * Everyday Things

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"For both graduate and undergraduate students, this is an excellent survey." -D.W. Sullivan, "Choice, September 2002

Illustrationsp. xi
Prefacep. xii
Acknowledgements and permissionsp. xiv
Introduction: Questioning Everyday Lifep. 1
Situating the everyday
Introduction to Part Onep. 37
Parapraxes [1915-17]p. 39
On Some Motifs in Baudelaire [1939]p. 44
Preface to the Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II [1946]p. 47
Front and Back Regions of Everyday Life [1959]p. 50
The Problem That Has No Name [1963]p. 58
General Introduction to the Practice of Everyday Life [1980]p. 63
Introduction to Everyday Life: Yale French Studies [1987]p. 76
Everyday life and 'national' culture
Introduction to Part Twop. 83
Habit and Custom [1923]p. 85
Culture Is Ordinary [1958]p. 91
Nixon in Moscow: The Kitchen Debate [1994]p. 101
Introduction to Fast Cars, Clean Bodies [1995]p. 108
The Promise of 'Modern Life' [2000]p. 118
The Anxiety of Everyday Life in Post-Revolutionary China [2000]p. 125
Ethnography near and far
Introduction to Part Threep. 139
Proper Conditions for Ethnographic Work [1922]p. 141
Two Letters and 'They Speak for Themselves' [1936-7]p. 145
The Multidimensional Method [1967]p. 153
The Kabyle House or the World Reversed [1970]p. 161
Approaches to What? [1973]p. 176
Documentation VI: Pre-Writing Alphabet, Exerque and Diary [1977-8]p. 179
France/Tour/Detour/Two/Children (Episode one) [1978]p. 201
Reassemblage [1983]p. 213
Reclamation work
Introduction to Part Fourp. 223
Work and Leisure in Everyday Life [1958]p. 225
Perspectives for Conscious Alterations in Everyday Life [1961]p. 237
Preface to Proletarian Nights [1981]p. 246
Reconstruction Work: Images of Postwar Black Settlement [1984]p. 251
Landscape for a Good Woman [1985]p. 262
A Feminist Methodology [1987]p. 271
Symbolic Creativity [1990]p. 282
Everyday things
Introduction to Part Fivep. 295
The Berlin Trade Exhibition [1896]p. 297
Boredom [1924]p. 301
Plastic [1957]p. 305
Structures of Interior Design [1968]p. 308
Doing Cooking [1980]p. 319
Installing the Television Set [1992]p. 325
Making Love in Supermarkets [1998]p. 339
Rough Magic: Bags [2000]p. 346
Bibliographyp. 352
Indexp. 367
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ISBN: 9780415230254
ISBN-10: 041523025X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 13th December 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 22.23  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1

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