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The Practice of Everyday Life
     

The Practice of Everyday Life

by Michel de Certeau, Steven F. Rendall (Translator)
 
In this incisive book, Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture.

Overview

In this incisive book, Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520047501
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/28/1984
Pages:
260

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Gwendolyn Wright
De Certau's panegyric to everyday human actions eloquently portrays the conversion of the routine and repetitive acts of domestic life into the experiences of creativity and pleasure.

Meet the Author

The late Michel de Certeau was Directeur d'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and Visiting Professor of French and Comparative Literature at University of California, San Diego.

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