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Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present

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In the last twenty years the concept of the quotidien, or the everyday, has been prominent in contemporary French culture and in British and American cultural studies. This book provides the first comprehensive analytical survey of the whole field of approaches to the everyday. It offers, firstly, a historical perspective, demonstrating the importance of mainstream and dis ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2006)
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Penny
Sep 04, 2009 Penny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He actually discusses the processes of artists and writers dealing in the everyday. Barthes, de Certeau, Lefebvre, and Perec (of course). Very worthwhile, and lots of translated citations from Perec texts not yet available in English.
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