The Practice of Everyday Life

Author: Michel de Certeau

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520271459

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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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 on an immense theoretical literature in analytic philosophy, linguistics, sociology, semiology, and anthropology--to speak of an apposite use of imaginative literature.
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The Practice of Everyday Life

Living and cooking. Volume 2

Author: Michel de Certeau

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816628773

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Volume 1 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. Volume 2 is based on on microhistories that move from the private sphere (of dwelling, cooking, and homemaking) to the public (the experience of living in a neighborhood). Delves into the subtle tactics of resistance and private practices that make living a subversive art.
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Arts de Faire

Author: Michel de Certeau

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520236998

Category: History

Page: 229

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Repackage of a classic sociology text in which the author developes the idea of resistance to social and economic pressures.
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Living the Sabbath (The Christian Practice of Everyday Life)

Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight

Author: Norman Wirzba

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781585582006

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Sabbath is one day a week when we should rest from our otherwise harried lives, right? In Living the Sabbath, Norman Wirzba leads us to a much more holistic and rewarding understanding of Sabbath-keeping. Wirzba shows how Sabbath is ultimately about delight in the goodness that God has made--in everything we do, every day of the week. With practical examples, Wirzba unpacks what that means for our daily lives at work, in our homes, in our economies, in school, in our treatment of creation, and in church. This book will appeal to clergy and laypeople alike and to all who are seeking ways to discover the transformative power of Sabbath in their lives today.
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