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Coinciding with the massive growth of consumerism after the Second World War, 'everyday life' has emerged as a crucial site of scholarly exploration. The critical study of quotidian routines, rules, spaces, and objects has become a central concern for scholars working in cultural studies. Furthermore, everyday life has also engaged the close attention of thinkers-including philosophers, cultural geographers, historians, and sociologists-from a range of other disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. As research in and around everyday life flourishes as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge's acclaimed Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of interdisciplinary literature. Edited by a leading scholar, Everyday Life gathers foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Everyday Life is an essential work of reference. For the novice or advanced student, the collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. And, for the more advanced scholar, it will be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar-and sometimes overlooked-texts. For both, Everyday Life will be valued as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
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