The Practice of Everyday Life

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.

Genre
Non-Fiction
Topics
Conduct of life, derive, social theory, the Everyday
Publisher
University of California Press
Author
Michel de Certeau
Format
Paperback
ISBN
0520236998 (find on Amazon)

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