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Making sense of everyday life

Author: Susie Scott
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009.
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"This accessible, introductory text explains the importance of studying 'everyday life' in the social sciences. Susie Scott examines such varied topics as leisure, eating and drinking, the idea of home, and time and schedules in order to show how societies are created and reproduced by the apparently mundane 'micro' level practices of everyday life. Each chapter is organized around three main themes: 'rituals and  Read more...
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Scott, Susie, 1977-
Making sense of everyday life.
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009
(DLC) 2009282276
(OCoLC)291391557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susie Scott
ISBN: 9780745675138 0745675131
OCLC Number: 842919714
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. What is everyday life? : Defining the everyday ; How did the sociology of everyday life develop? ; How do we study everyday life? --
2. Theorizing the mundane : Theorizing social order ; Theorizing rituals and routines ; Theorizing challenges --
3. Emotions : Love and social order ; Embarrassment and ritual performances ; Shyness: challenging expectations --
4. Home : The meaning of home ; Ordering the home ; Home-making rituals ; Challenging domesticity --
5. Time : Experiencing time ; Time and social order ; Time and daily routines ; Challenging temporality --
6. Eating and drinking : Food rituals and routines ; Dining and social order ; Eating around the norm ; Drinking rules and rituals ; Deviant drinking --
7. Health, illness and disability : Defining health and illness ; Biomedicine and social order ; Routines of illness ; Challenging ab/normality --
8. Shopping : Meaningful rituals ; Orderly patterns ; Shopping and rule-breaking --
9. Leisure : Structured freedom? --
Leisure rituals and routines ; Challenging leisure ; Vacations ; Breaking the rules --
10. Researching everyday life : Documenting social order ; Researching rituals and routines ; Challenging alternatives ; Ethics and politics ; Designing your own research.
Responsibility: Susie Scott.

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