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The Practice of Everyday Life (Paperback, 3rd edition): Michel De Certeau The Practice of Everyday Life (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Michel De Certeau; Translated by Steven F. Rendall
R624 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R179 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this incisive book, Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture. In exploring the public meaning of ingeniously defended private meanings, de Certeau draws brilliantly on an immense theoretical literature to speak of an apposite use of imaginative literature.

The Possession at Loudun (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Michel De Certeau The Possession at Loudun (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Michel De Certeau; Foreword by Stephen Greenblatt; Translated by Michael B. Smith
R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It is August 18, 1634. Father Urbain Grandier, convicted of sorcery that led to the demonic possession of the Ursuline nuns of provincial Loudun in France, confesses his sins on the porch of the church of Saint-Pierre, then perishes in flames lit by his own exorcists. A dramatic tale that has inspired many artistic retellings, including a novel by Aldous Huxley and an incendiary film by Ken Russell, the story of the possession at Loudun here receives a compelling analysis from the renowned Jesuit historian Michel de Certeau.
Interweaving substantial excerpts from primary historical documents with fascinating commentary, de Certeau shows how the plague of sorceries and possessions in France that climaxed in the events at Loudun both revealed the deepest fears of a society in traumatic flux and accelerated its transformation. In this tour de force of psychological history, de Certeau brings to vivid life a people torn between the decline of centralized religious authority and the rise of science and reason, wracked by violent anxiety over what or whom to believe.
At the time of his death in 1986, Michel de Certeau was a director of studies at the ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris. He was author of eighteen books in French, three of which have appeared in English translation as "The Practice of Everyday Life, " "The Writing of History, " and "The Mystic Fable, Volume 1, " the last of which is published by The University of Chicago Press.
"Brilliant and innovative. . . . "The Possession at Loudun" is de Certeau's] most accessible book and one of his most wonderful."--Stephen Greenblatt (from the Foreword)

The Writing of History (Paperback): Michel De Certeau The Writing of History (Paperback)
Michel De Certeau
R686 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R153 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A leading intellectual member of France's Freudian school, Michel de Certeau combined principles from the disciplines of religion, history, and psychoanalysis in order to redefine historiography and rethink the categories of history. In "The Writing of History," de Certeau examines the West's changing conceptions of the very role and nature of history itself, from the seventeenth-century attempts to formulate a "history of man" to Freud's "Moses and Monotheism" with which de Certeau interprets historical practice as a function of mankind's feelings of loss, mourning, and absence. Exhaustively researched and stunningly innovative, "The Writing of History" is a crucial introduction to de Certeau's work and is destined to become a classic of modern thought.

The Mystic Fable, Volume Two - The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries (Hardcover): Michel De Certeau The Mystic Fable, Volume Two - The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries (Hardcover)
Michel De Certeau
R777 R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Save R58 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

More than two decades have passed since Chicago published the first volume of this groundbreaking work in the Religion and Postmodernism series. It quickly became influential across a wide range of disciplines and helped to make the tools of poststructuralist thought available to religious studies and theology, especially in the areas of late medieval and early modern mysticism. Though the second volume remained in fragments at the time of his death, Michel de Certeau had the foresight to leave his literary executor detailed instructions for its completion, which formed the basis for the present work. Together, both volumes solidify Certeau's place as a touchstone of twentieth-century literature and philosophy, and continue his exploration of the paradoxes of historiography; the construction of social reality through practice, testimony, and belief; the theorization of speech in angelology and glossolalia; and the interplay of prose and poetry in discourses of the ineffable. This book will be of vital interest to scholars in religious studies, theology, philosophy, history, and literature.

The Mystic Fable - The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Paperback, New edition): Michel De Certeau The Mystic Fable - The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Paperback, New edition)
Michel De Certeau; Translated by Michael B. Smith
R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

<div>The culmination of de Certeau's lifelong engagement with the human sciences, this volume is both an analysis of Christian mysticism during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and an application of this influential scholar's transdisciplinary historiography.</div>

Culture In The Plural (Paperback): Michel De Certeau Culture In The Plural (Paperback)
Michel De Certeau; Introduction by Luce Giard; Translated by Tim Conley
R453 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R71 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this long-awaited translation, Michel de Certeau anticipates current debates surrounding multiculturalism and social diversity, providing a prescient critique of identity politics.

De Certeau considers the idea of culture itself, unveiling the specific political and social conflicts culture is designed to conceal. He looks at culture from several points of view, positioning his ideal of culture in the plural in opposition to an exclusivist notion of culture as "the best that has been thought and said".

De Certeau stresses that anyone attempting to understand contemporary societies in the West must grasp the already-existing diversity that outflanks elitist conceptions of the "national group". Whatever the perceived benefits older ideas of social unity offered, de Certeau argues compellingly that they have no pertinence in the practical situation of societies today. Resonating with today's "culture wars", Culture in the Plural sheds new light on the challenges facing societies in transition.

Heterologies - Discourse On The Other (Paperback, New Ed): Michel De Certeau Heterologies - Discourse On The Other (Paperback, New Ed)
Michel De Certeau
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The Possession at Loudun (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Michel De Certeau The Possession at Loudun (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Michel De Certeau; Foreword by Stephen Greenblatt; Translated by Michael B. Smith
R1,615 Discovery Miles 16 150 Out of stock

It is August 18, 1634. Father Urbain Grandier, convicted of sorcery that led to the demonic possession of the Ursuline nuns of provincial Loudun in France, confesses his sins on the porch of the church of Saint-Pierre, then perishes in flames lit by his own exorcists. A dramatic tale that has inspired many artistic retellings, including a novel by Aldous Huxley and an incendiary film by Ken Russell, the story of the possession at Loudun here receives a compelling analysis from the renowned Jesuit historian Michel de Certeau.
Interweaving substantial excerpts from primary historical documents with fascinating commentary, de Certeau shows how the plague of sorceries and possessions in France that climaxed in the events at Loudun both revealed the deepest fears of a society in traumatic flux and accelerated its transformation. In this tour de force of psychological history, de Certeau brings to vivid life a people torn between the decline of centralized religious authority and the rise of science and reason, wracked by violent anxiety over what or whom to believe.
At the time of his death in 1986, Michel de Certeau was a director of studies at the ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris. He was author of eighteen books in French, three of which have appeared in English translation as "The Practice of Everyday Life, ""The Writing of History, " and "The Mystic Fable, Volume 1, " the last of which is published by The University of Chicago Press.
"Brilliant and innovative. . . . "The Possession at Loudun" is de Certeau's] most accessible book and one of his most wonderful."--Stephen Greenblatt (from the Foreword)

Une Politique De La Langue (French, Paperback): Michel De Certeau, Dominique Julia, Jacques Revel Une Politique De La Langue (French, Paperback)
Michel De Certeau, Dominique Julia, Jacques Revel
R650 R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Save R78 (12%) Out of stock
L'ecriture de l'histoire (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Michel De Certeau L'ecriture de l'histoire (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Michel De Certeau
R555 R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Save R61 (11%) Out of stock
L'invention Du Quotidien, Tome 2 - Invention Du Quotid 2 Habiter, Cusiner (French, Paperback): Michel De Certeau, Luce... L'invention Du Quotidien, Tome 2 - Invention Du Quotid 2 Habiter, Cusiner (French, Paperback)
Michel De Certeau, Luce Giard, Pierre Mayol
R587 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R135 (23%) Out of stock
The Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings (Paperback): Michel De Certeau The Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings (Paperback)
Michel De Certeau; Introduction by Luce Giard; Translated by Tim Conley
R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Out of stock

Who has the right to speak? How is this right acquired? What happens when this right is denied or inhibited? These are the questions examined by Michel de Certeau in this foundational exploration of political expression and participation.

In The Capture off Speech, de Certeau moves beyond formal or legal definitions of rights. He argues that to "communicate" in a contemporary political system means not only having the abstract possibility of utterance, but possessing the conditions that allow being heard. De Certeau emphasizes that all too often free speech is upheld in the abstract while social institutions work in such a way as to deny access to effective communication.

The book's title essay was written in response to the revolutionary events of May 1968. Almost thirty years later, these essays remain a central resource for exploring de Certeau's political thought.

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