The Everyday: An introductionto an Introduction-MichaelHviidJacobsen- fazilakin
Content Encountering the Unnoticed The revival of Everyday Life What is ‘theeveryday’ ? Sociologies of Everyday life The future of everyday life Sociologies Discussion points
Encountering the Unnoticed justthere pedestrianandmundane furnishbackground life of ordinarypeople Reasonfortheneglect of everyday life: difficult testing ground big-scalesociology
The revival of Everyday Life 1960s: emerge of interest in everyday life 1980s: novelty of the theme wore off 1990s: everyday life gained interest with qualitative research methods 2000s: interest rise in everyday like the 60s. today's social conditions and changes popularity of micro-oriented themes
What is ‘theeveryday’ ? difficult to capture amorphous has numerous meanings Synonyms: daily life, mundane world, prosaic existence, private life, ordinary life, quotidian life, the salient, the life world BirteBech-Jorgensen: “the life which we live, sustain, and renew,recreate and transform everyday” Maurice Blanchot: “…at work, at leisure, awake, asleep, in the street , in private existence” Henri Lefebvre: “…most universal, most unique, most social and the most invidual, the most obvious and the most hidden.” Guy Debord: “ is the measure of all things” Norbert Elias: non-everyday is; holiday, extraordinary, life of the privileged, great, public, scientific experience and thinking, ideological
What is ‘theeveryday’ ? Emphasis of everyday life: Routine Basic activities Being together Linearity of writing
George Simmel: “it is always in statunascendi, something constantly evolving, emerging and coalescing at the same time as it is always not yet.”
Dimensions of everyday life:place, repetition, natural, object, way of looking, reduction of expereinece, experinece.
Sociologies of Everyday life Multitude of perspectives Everyday life is everywhere The everyday life sociologist does: “experiencing, observing, understanding, describing, analyzing, communicating about people interacting in concrete situations” Aim of Sociologies of Everday life: Defamiliarization Refamiliarization Maketheinvisiblevisible
Sociologies of Everyday life Critics of Sociologies of Everyday life: Dealing with the apparent cosiness of everday life Regarding the conventional Micro-reductionism
The future of everyday life Sociologies At thecrossroad of expansion, proliferation, refinementandreturntotheneglect, disparagement, suspicionsurrounding. Concerningeverydaydesign, technologies, consumption.
Discussion points Is every sociological study a study of everyday life? What is everyday design?