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Perspectives on Everyday Life

A Cross Disciplinary Cultural Analysis

Authors: Berger, Arthur Asa

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  • Provides insights into the study of everyday life through an accessible style aimed at undergraduates and advanced scholars alike
  • Introduces and applies theories in a concise, concrete fashion
  • The latest book from Arthur Asa Berger, one of the foundational figures in Media Studies in the US
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Perspectives on Everyday Life: A Cross Disciplinary Cultural Analysis makes the argument for studying everyday life through a combination of introductory theoretical approaches and a grouping of applications to specific aspects of American culture. The first part of the book addresses the idea of everyday life as considered by distinguished thinkers who have written books about everyday life, such as Sigmund Freud, Fernand Braudel, Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, and others. The second part of the book uses theories dealt with in the first part of the book to explore objects—such as suitcases, alarm clocks, milk, pacifiers, pressure cookers, smart speakers, and super-glue—and their part in the various rituals of everyday life in America, revealing their hidden meanings.

About the authors

Arthur Asa Berger is Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University, USA. He has published more than one hundred articles and more than seventy books on media, popular culture, communication, material culture, tourism and humor. His books have been translated into ten languages.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-99794-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on Everyday Life
Book Subtitle
A Cross Disciplinary Cultural Analysis
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99795-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99795-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99794-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 173
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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