Blog Piece: Michel de Certeau’s The Practice of Everyday Life

By Mosarrap H.Khan This is a partial review of Michel de Certeau’s book, The Practice of Everyday Life (1984) which is divided into five parts – the first two parts set out the general theoretical premise of the book and the next three parts look into certain everyday practices. In the introduction to the book,…

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Blog Piece: Aesthetics of the Ordinary in Ranciere’s The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth-Century France (1989)

By Mosarrap H. Khan Jacques Ranciere’s The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth Century France (1989) is a compelling study of labor history in 19th century France. The book is an exploration of the aesthetic aspirations of the working-class in France around the time of July Revolution, 1830. Ranciere deviates from the prevalent…