In short, habitus, the product of history, produces individualand collective practices, and hence history, in accordance with the schemes engendered by history.” [i] Pierre Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice Everyday life is the arena of our work and play, struggles and successes, as well as our joys and disappointments. Everything of value and … Continue reading Remaking the Everyday
How can everyday life be defined? It surrounds us, it besieges us, on all sides and from all directions. We are inside it and outside it. No so-called 'elevated' activity can be reduced to it, nor can it be separated from it. Its activities are born, they grow and emerge; once they have left the … Continue reading Rediscovering the Everyday
The only thing to be done when we see anti-social acts committed in the name of liberty of the individual, is to repudiate the principle of "each for himself and God for all," and to have the courage to say aloud in any one's presence what we think of such acts. This can perhaps bring … Continue reading Freedom as Social Responsibility, Part I
Unlike Rome, New York has never learned the art of growing old by playing on all its pasts. Its present invents itself, from hour to hour, in the act of throwing away its previous accomplishments and challenging the future Michel de Certeau - The Practice of Everyday Life Whenever I walk in a city I … Continue reading Walking in the City: A Reflection on Michel de Certeau
I'm sitting on a few conference papers that aren't doing any good sitting on my hard drive (or in the cloud). Periodically I'll be uploading papers and lectures I've done across the years using Humanities Commons. I gave this particular paper at the 3rd Iannone Conference in 2015. This paper is an exploration of the … Continue reading Listening to the Rhythms: Preparing for Theological Conversation.