Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Everyday life in the real world

By Neil Maycroft


This paper aims to be both an example of how one may interpret an aspect of the ‘politics’ of everyday life and a critical comment on some of the emerging orthodoxy around the academic study of everyday life. These two themes are intertwined here but in summary the paper argues the following:\ud \ud • That the politics of everyday life are just as fruitfully approached through empirical study as they are via philosophical or cultural contemplation. \ud \ud • That the often stated idea that a ‘critique’ of everyday life can be readily built on the foundations of some small detail or other requires qualification.\ud \ud • That the orthodox distinction between everyday life and non-everyday life in terms of work and non-work realms needs qualification.\ud \ud Specifically, the paper concerns an empirical description, and subsequent analysis, of a series of everyday events, their effects and significant conse- quences; it describes changes, and the effects of these changes, occurring at Nottingham railway station over a short period of time (4 weeks from 29/09/02 onwards)

Topics: L290 Politics not elsewhere classified
Year: 2007
OAI identifier:

Suggested articles

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.