Philosophizing the Everyday: Revolutionary Praxis and the Fate of Cultural Theory
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Pluto Press (2006)
After modernism and postmodernism, it is argued, the everyday supposedly is where a democracy of taste is brought into being - the place where art goes to recover its customary and collective pleasures, and where the shared pleasures of popular culture are indulged, from celebrity magazines to shopping malls. John Roberts argues that this understanding of the everyday downgrades its revolutionary meaning and philosophical implications. Bringing radical political theory back to the centre of the discussion, he shows how notions of cultural democratization have been oversimplified. Asserting that the everyday should not be narrowly identified with the popular, Roberts critiques the way in which the concept is now overly associated with consumption and 'ordinariness'. Engaging with the work of key thinkers including, Lukacs, Arvatov, Benjamin, Lefebvre, Gramsci, Barthes, Vaneigem, and de Certeau, Roberts shows how the concept of the everyday continues to be central to debates on ideology, revolution and praxis. He offers a lucid account of different approaches that developed over the course of the twentieth century, making this an ideal book for anyone looking for a politicised approach to cultural theory. John Roberts is a Senior Research Fellow in Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton. He is the author of The Art of Interruption: Realism, Photography and the Everyday (Manchester University Press, 1997) and The Philistine Controversy (Verso, with Dave Beech, 2002), plus other books and numerous articles, in Radical Philosophy and elsewhere.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$26.95 new (72% off) $29.95 used (69% off) $85.56 direct from Amazon (4% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B831.2.R63 2006|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
H. Hohr (2010). 'Aesthetic Emotion': An Ambiguous Concept in John Dewey's Aesthetics. Ethics and Education 5 (3):247 - 261.
John D. Holst (2009). The Revolutionary Party in Gramsci's Pre-Prison Educational and Political Theory and Practice. Educational Philosophy and Theory 41 (6):622-639.
Fran Martin (2008). Comics as Everyday Theory : The Counterpublic World of Taiwanese Women Fans of Japanese Homoerotic Manga. In Nicole Anderson & Katrina Schlunke (eds.), Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice. Oxford University Press
Michael Sheringham (2006). Everyday Life: Theories and Practices From Surrealism to the Present. OUP Oxford.
Tom Conroy (2010). Culturally “Doped” or Not? Environment, Space, Place 2 (1):61-79.
Greg Noble (2008). Living with Things : Consumption, Material Culture and Everyday Life. In Nicole Anderson & Katrina Schlunke (eds.), Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice. Oxford University Press
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?