The Practice of Everyday Life
ISBN 10: 0520047508 / 0-520-04750-8
ISBN 13: 9780520047501
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1984
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. In exploring the public meaning of ingeniously defended private meanings, de Certeau draws brilliantly on an immense theoretical literature in analytic philosophy, linguistics, sociology, semiology, and anthropology--to speak of an apposite use of imaginative literature.
Text: English, French (translation)
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