Escape Attempts: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Everyday Life
From sexual fantasies to holidays this marvellous book charts our escape attempts. In a series of dazzling commentaries the authors reveal the ordinary and extraordinary ways in which we seek to defy the despair of the breakfast table and the office But the book is much more than a first-rate cartography of everyday life. It crackles with important theoretical insights about how `normality' is managed. This fully revised edition contains a superb new introduction, `Life After Postmodernism', which exposes the conceits of the postmodernist adventure and which should be required reading for anyone interested in making sense of everyday life.
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The Mental Management of Routine
The Nightmare of Repetition
The Inner Theatre of the Mind
Free Areas Escape Routes and Identity Sites
Getting it Together
Momentary Slips through the Fabric
Over the Wall
A Case of Mistaken Identity
Notes and References
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