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everyday life

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199599868
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191758065
everyday life

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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 performed in all those domains that people routinely traverse: the domestic/private, the public, and the commercial. They cover relations of intimacy, friendships, provisioning, work, and leisure. The analysis of everyday life can tell a great deal about prevailing economic practices, cultural norms, gender, and class relations, power inequalities, and much more. For this reason, many human geographers, especially feminist geographers, have scrutinized people’s everyday practices as a way of asking questions about the structural and spatial ordering of thought and action in a particular place and time. Although ordinary, everyday life has been extensively theorized, notably by ...

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Subjects: Human Geography

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