Psychology and the Conduct of Everyday Life moves psychological theory and research practice out of the laboratory and into the everyday world. Drawing on recent developments across the social and human sciences, it examines how people live as active subjects within the contexts of their everyday lives, using this as an analytical basis for understanding the dilemmas and contradictions people face in contemporary society.
Early chapters gather the latest empirical research to explore the significance of context as a cross-disciplinary critical tool; they include a study of homeless Maori men reaffirming their cultural identity via gardening, and a look at how the dilemmas faced by children in difficult situations can provide insights into social conflict at school. Later chapters examine the interplay between everyday life around the world and contemporary global phenomena such as the rise of the debt economy, the hegemony of the labor market, and the increased reliance on digital technology in educational settings. The book concludes with a consideration of how social psychology can deepen our understanding of how we conduct our lives, and offer possibilities for collective work on the resolution of social conflict.
Ernst Schraube is Associate Professor of Social Psychology of Technology in Everyday Life in the Department of Psychology and Educational Studies at Roskilde University in Denmark. Charlotte Hojholt is Professor of Social Psychology of Everyday Life in the Department of Psychology and Educational Studies at Roskilde University in Denmark.
1. Introduction - Towards a Psychology of Everyday Living Charlotte Hojholt & Ernst Schraube 2. Conduct of Everyday Life: Implications for Critical Psychology Ole Dreier 3. Conduct of Everyday Life in Subject-Oriented Sociology: Concept and Empirical Research Karin Jurczyk, Gunter G. Voss & Margit Weihrich 4. Conduct of Everyday Life as a Basic Concept of Critical Psychology Klaus Holzkamp 5. The Maze and the Labyrinth: Walking, Imagining and the Education of Attention Tim Ingold 6. Embodying the Conduct of Everyday Life: From Subjective Reasons to Privilege Thomas Teo 7. The Ordinary in the Extra-Ordinary: Everyday Living Textured by Homelessness Darrin Hodgetts, Mohi Rua, Pita King & Tiniwai Te Whetu 8. Situated Inequality and the Conflictuality of Children's Conduct of Life Charlotte Hojholt 9. "There is No Right Life in the Wrong One": Recognizing this Dilemma is the First Step Out of It Ute Osterkamp 10. Everyday Life in the Shadow of the Debt Economy C. George Caffentzis 11. From Crisis to Commons: Reproductive Work, Affective Labor, and Technology in the Transformation of Everyday Life Silvia Federici 12. Frozen Fluidity: Digital Technologies and the Transformation of Students Learning and Conduct of Everyday Life Ernst Schraube & Athanasios Marvakis 13. The Politics of Hope: Memory-Work as a Method to Study the Conduct of Everyday Life Frigga Haug 14. Collaborative Research with Children: Exploring Contradictory Conditions of the Conduct of Everyday Life Dorte Kousholt