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Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Media Studies.

See also lived experience.

1. Daily activities in the social world, and the field of enquiry for which this forms a focus.

2. The...

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everyday life

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 135 words.

The ordinary and regular practices that people engage in day in and day out. These practices are the antithesis of spectacular events, political revolutions, or economic crises. They are...

everyday life

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 921 words.

A highly contested term invented for the purpose of registering the effects on individuals of social and cultural change on both a micro and macro scale. Its importance can readily be seen...

everyday life

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Media Studies.

See also lived experience.

1. Daily activities in the social world, and the field of enquiry for which this forms a focus.

2. The...

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Silence as Possibility in Postwar Everyday Life

Marita Eastmond and Johanna Mannergren Selimovic.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

November 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law. 11578 words.

Silence is a form of communication as multifaceted as speech and as such conveys a broad range of contextually situated social meanings. Often silence is understood as a form of denial and...

Everyday Life Matters

Cynthia Robin.

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 256 pages.

This book is about everyday life and why it matters. Both today and in the past, the things people do in their daily lives are not as mundane as they first appear. They can be quite...

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Music in Everyday Life

John A. Sloboda.

in Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications

January 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 10794 words.

The term ‘music in everyday life’ has been prevalent in the research literature for about a decade. The earliest treatments were predominantly found within sociology and media studies, with...

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Observations on Everyday Life

James I. Charlton.

in Nothing About Us Without Us

March 1998; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 11599 words.

The overarching structures of everyday life for people with disabilities are poverty, powerlessness, and backward attitudes (degradation). This chapter describes seven additional features...

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Geography and Everyday Life

John Clayton.

in Geography

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Human Geography. 14525 words.

The “everyday,” also often referred to as the “quotidian,” has been one of the most important concepts considered by human geographers as a way of thinking about the places in which we live...

Archaeology and Everyday Life

Cynthia Robin.

in Everyday Life Matters

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 8131 words.

Chapter 3 explores how archaeologists through the study of the materials and spaces of everyday life have furthered broader discussions of everyday life. It examines the intersecting...

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Everyday Life at Chan

Cynthia Robin.

in Everyday Life Matters

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 19167 words.

Chapter 6 details the everyday lives of the Maya residents of Chan--farmers, craft workers, diviners, and community leaders--while exploring the developments and changes in the community...

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Identities in Everyday Life

Edited by Jan E. Stets and Richard T. Serpe.

May 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Social Psychology. 424 pages.

Identities are a part of the very fabric of life. Identities in Everyday Life focuses on how identity theory in social psychology can help us understand a wide array of issues across six...

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Financialization of Everyday Life

Karen Lai.

in The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 8810 words.

This chapter identifies three key research themes for investigating the financialization of everyday life, whereby individual subjectivity, aspiration, and forms of conduct at the level of...

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Everyday life in detention

Mary Bosworth.

in Inside Immigration Detention

September 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law; Human Rights and Immigration. 10632 words.

This chapter describes everyday life in detention, depicting how detainees pass their time and move around the centre. It describes the manner in which people arrive and leave the centres,...

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Cryptography in everyday life

in Cryptography

May 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Mathematics. 2623 words.

‘Cryptography in everyday life’ contains a range of situations where the use of cryptography facilitates the provision of a secure service: cash withdrawal from an ATM, Pay TV, email and...

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Ageing in Everyday Life

Edited by Stephen Katz.

June 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 208 pages.

This book is a timely collection of interdisciplinary and critical chapters about the fields of ageing studies and the sociology of everyday life as broadly conceived to explore the...

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Identities in Everyday Life

Jan E. Stets and Richard T. Serpe.

in Identities in Everyday Life

May 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 5732 words.

The research that provides the basis of this volume involves theoretical and empirical work on identities in everyday life. The work is divided into six areas, including psychological...

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Stone Tool Life Meets Everyday Life

Philip J. Carr and Andrew P. Bradbury.

in Investigating the Ordinary

January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques. 7329 words.

Often, the lives of people in the past were constrained by their basic everyday needs and what they needed to accomplish. This chapter considers both how people conducted certain minimal...

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The Practice of Everyday Life

Xin Liu.

in In One's Own Shadow

August 2000; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 9143 words.

This chapter turns to describing a number of everyday experiences and performances, such as bargaining and swearing, in order to capture certain typical moments of social life and provide...

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The Politics of Everyday Life

Frank Trentmann.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Social and Cultural History. 14437 words.

As recently as 1985, the doyen of social science history in Germany, Hans-Ulrich Wehler, said the study of everyday life added little more than a bit of ‘gruel’ to the main course of...

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Social Theory and Everyday Life

Cynthia Robin.

in Everyday Life Matters

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 10249 words.

Chapter 2 explores the social theoretical literature on the everyday, an explicitly eclectic and polyglot group of theoreticians who draw from a wide range of theoretical perspectives such...

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