Everyday Life and Cultural Theory: An Introduction

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Social Science - 200 pages
Everyday Life and Cultural Theory provides a unique critical and historical introduction to theories of everyday life. Ben Highmore traces the development of conceptions of everyday life, from the Mass Observation project of the 1930s to contemporary theorists. Individual chapters examine: theories of the everyday; fragments of everyday life, Surrealism: the marvelous in the everyday; Walter Benjamin's Trash Aesthetics; mass Observation: the science of everyday life; Henri Lefebvre's Dialectics of Everyday Life; Michel de Certeau's Poetics of Everyday Life; and everyday life and the future of cultural studies.

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Ben Highmore is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Media Studies at the University of the West of England. He is editor of The Everyday Life Reader (forthcoming, Routledge 2002).

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