The Practice of Everyday Life

Author(s): Michel De Certeau

Psychology/ Self-Help

In this incisive book, 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 to speak of an apposite use of imaginative literature.


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The late Michel de Certeau was Directeur d'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and Visiting Professor of French and Comparative Literature at University of California, San Diego.

General Fields

  • : 9780520271456
  • : University of California Press
  • : University of California Press
  • : November 2011
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 12mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michel De Certeau
  • : Paperback
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : 302.5
  • : 256