Deconstruction and Everyday Life, Or How Deconstruction Helped Me Quit Smoking

Boothroyd, David (2004) Deconstruction and Everyday Life, Or How Deconstruction Helped Me Quit Smoking. Culture Machine, 6 . ISSN 1465-4121. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Derridean deconstruction has often been accused of not being relevant to the anaysis of 'real life' contexts and phenomena. This article develops a critique of such a perspective on the basis of its inadequacy with regard to the thinking of the everyday. Everyday life is a key area of cultural study today and this argument presented here, developed through a reading of several texts of Derrida, Heidegger and other thinkers, attempts to go beyond naive, unphilosophical claims about the everyday as an object of inquiry - often based on a naive narturalistic notion of the everyday. In doing so it shows how a detailed engagement with deconstruction might lead to a productive rethinking of what is taken for granted about the supposed immediacy of experience.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: David Boothroyd
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2008 21:31
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 11:22
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11885 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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