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The everyday

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

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