Deconstruction and everyday life, or how deconstruction helped me quit smoking

Boothroyd, Dave (2004) Deconstruction and everyday life, or how deconstruction helped me quit smoking. Culture Machine, 6 . ISSN 1465-4121

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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.

Additional Information:Deconstruction is/in Cultural Studies
Keywords:Derrida, Culture, oaopen
Subjects:L Social studies > L370 Social Theory
L Social studies > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
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ID Code:14276
Deposited On:13 Jun 2014 08:15

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