Monday, 13 March 2017

Practice of everyday life

Michel de Certeaus' text is becoming ever evident and increasingly important in the development of my work. What's great and encouraging to find is that it is being mentioned, disclosed and evidenced in other research that I am finding. It is clear that his ideas and theories have influenced other practitioners and so this gives me a good indication about the relevance of my research.

"Theory of the productive and consumptive activity inherent in everyday life. Everyday life s distinctive due to it's repetition, making it unconscious. It is not the story of popular culture nor is it the study of resistances within power and control. it draws on a distinction made between strategy and tactics. "

Strategy: Institutions and structures of power who are producers. Individuals are consumers, acting in environments defined by strategies. Individuals, despite strategies imposed take on their own process.

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