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.The Practice of Everyday Life

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  • Paperback
  • 253 pages
  • The Practice of Everyday Life
  • Michel de Certeau
  • English
  • 17 October 2017
  • 0520236998

10 thoughts on “The Practice of Everyday Life

  1. says:

    I teach this sucker, so there s gotta be some good in it, right Oh, but it s beastly dense in classic French post structuralist fashion Some of it is beautiful I love his reflection on traveling by rail, and while I prefer Henri Lefebvre s place space distinction it makesintuitive sense that the empty homogeneous stuff would be space and the emotionally marked stuff would be place , the discussion of how maps serve to make abstraction from itineraries i.e lived experience is quite I teach this sucker, so there s gotta be some good in it, right Oh, but it s beastly dense in classic French post structurali...

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    I m giving this a full five stars while operating on the presumption that the parts I didn t understand are just as good as the parts I did de Certeau is by no means an easy read, and I imagine a full comprehension of what he argues requires a facility with manytheorists and disciplines than I have for example, I loved his critiques and analysis of Foucault and Bourdieu, but couldn t wrap my head around his discussions of Freud and Heidegger largely, I think, because my psychoanalysis an I m giving this a full five stars while operating on the presumption that the parts I didn t understand are just as good as the parts I did de Certeau is by no means an easy read, and I imagine a full comprehension of what he argues requires a facility with manytheorists and disciplines than I have for example, I loved his critiques and analysis of Foucault and Bourdieu, but couldn t wrap my head around his discussions of Freud and Heidegger largely, I think, because my psychoanalysis and philosophy are somewhat fuzzy That said, his willingness to address the impossibility of theory while also making a suggestion of the types of work that might replace it is refreshing In essence, de Certeau wants people to embrace a practice based way of looking at the world He sees an emphasis on analyzing users practices as a way to grant them agency and power that the traditional production c...

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    I m interested in what your professor expected you to get out of reading this By a paradox that is only apparent, the discourse that makes people believe is the one that takes away what it urges them to believe in, or never delivers what it promises 105 When read as a series of aphorisms without a central initiating purpose to orient the reader, the reader is in the position of pure wanderer i.e when read in excerpt, the 110th floor view of the writing is hidden from the reader If the go I m interested in what your professor expected you to get out of reading this By a paradox that is only apparent, the discourse that makes people believe is the one that takes away what it urges them to believe in, or never delivers what it promises 105 When read as a series of...

  4. says:

    Way too wordy, dense, and heady, but full of wonderful ideas that assume the agency and capability of regular people We aren t just consumers We are doing things The world is terrible, but every day we are resisting in really small ways Isn t that great to hear

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    If I needed an explanation for not going into sociology, this book would provide it Do we need a 200 page book to examine the practice of everyday life I feel a bit like the centipede worrying about which foot to start out on Still, there are some interesting insights the tiny chapter 8, Railway Navigation and Incarceration, could stand alone ...

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    I echo some of the previous readers comments about the density and difficulty of De Certeau s sentences I had to look up words in the dictionary 3 times in one sentence at some point, and this was at the graduate school level However, I also love love his metaphor of walking in the city as a way of affirming individual ways of doing life, of seeing, of choosing, of practicing everyday life, in contrast to mainstream ways that society is const...

  8. says:

    OK, so I know this was very influential on the transition between the study of representation and production and the study of practice and use Despite that, other than a few select chapters, I found the book ...

  9. says:

    I read de Certeau s PEL for a DMin course Below find my working outline and reflections on the text Note I found this difficult to follow especially Parts 3 5 For this reason, my outline will be much briefer than for other texts General Introduction Everyday life invents itself by poaching in countless ways on the property ofothers xii The consumers users of popular culture actively put the products of the producers to uses unforeseen uncontrolled unpredicted by the producers The co I read de Certeau s PEL for a DMin course Below find my working outline and reflections on the text Note I f...

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    When I read the first paragraph of the introduction, I knew I had found a theoretical home Michel de Certeau s investigation of the ways in which users commonly assumed to be passive and guided by established rules operate is about freedom, resistance, access, and the art of dwelling in the everyday Reading de Certeau validated all the ways I have been teaching inductively My practice was found in his theory A reversal of good fortune Be certain to read Chapter 7 Walking in the Cit When I read the first paragraph of the introduction, I knew I had found a theoretical home Michel de Certeau s investigation of the ways in which users commonly assumed to be passive and guided by established rules operate is about freedom, resistance, access, and the art of dwelling in the everyday Reading de Certeau validated a...

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