The Practice of Everyday Life

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The Practice of Everyday Life

By Michel de Certeau; Michel De Certeau; Steven F. Rendall (Translator)

University of California Press, Paperback, 9780520236998, 253pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2002

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.