This accessible introductory text explains the importance of studying 'everyday life' in the social sciences. Susie Scott examines such varied topics as home, time and schedules, leisure, and eating, to show how societies are created and reproduced by the apparently mundane micro-level practices of everyday life.
Publisher: Polity Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 514 g
Dimensions: 227 x 167 x 21 mm
"This book is a wonderful introduction to sociology. It makes the reader rethink and re-evaluate the meaning and importance of everyday events such as gardening, shopping and eating out. It makes the familiar strange but not unrecognizable." Phil Manning, Cleveland State University "At last we have a study that brings together much of what we have learnt about everyday life from social thinkers over the past fifty years or so. Inspired by Goffman's classic work, Susie Scott brings coherence to previously disparate fields. This book is much needed and long overdue. It provides an invaluable introduction, a unique and comprehensible synthesis. This is an indispensable gift to students of social psychology and social interaction." Ken Plummer, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex "A lucid and richly illustrated account of how the so-called little things loom large. Integrating theory and empirical work, this book will be invaluable to teachers and students of everyday life." Tia DeNora, University of Exeter