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Entanglements and ambiguities
Saurabh Dube

Italian “micro-history” and German “Altagsgeschichte” (history of everyday life). 62 Finally, it is against this backdrop that such storylines sketch the problems and potentialities of social/cultural history, including the dialogue with anthropology or sociology, in diverse institutional contexts in the here and now. Once more, the difficulties with such storylines are not

in Subjects of modernity
Peter J. Spiro

-specific demoi, as Bauböck puts it (pp. 11–12). But nor are many non-state communities. The regulatory breadth of communities, state and non-state, is also contingent. States are constrained in their reach in various ways. Just as bye-laws set association rules, constitutions and other governing instruments set the limits of state power. In terms of effect on everyday life, state rules may be less intrusive than the rules of the non-state communities

in Democratic inclusion
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An introduction
Saurabh Dube

Pierre Bourdieu , Outline of a Theory of Practice, trans. Richard Nice ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1977 ); Michel de Certeau , The Practice of Everyday Life , trans. Steven F. Rendall ( Berkeley : University of California Press , 1984 ); Reinhart Koselleck , The Practice of Conceptual History: Timing

in Subjects of modernity
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Andrew Bowie

previously regarded as aesthetically autonomous can improve everyday life; and (4) the move towards artworks increasingly refusing to fulfil dominant cultural and aesthetic expectations, in the name of sustaining the world-disclosive and critical possibilities of aesthetic innovation when so much has already been done in the history of art and so much of this has been incorporated into other cultural practices. These directions are echoed in theoretical alternatives for the understanding of modern culture, so that (very schematically): (1) can be the domain of conservative

in Aesthetics and subjectivity
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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

.), Nation and Religion: Perspectives on Europe and Asia ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 1999 ). 42 Against the grain of what such assertions insinuate regarding the stipulations of secularization in everyday life, consider the implications of Crapanzano’s explorations of the

in Subjects of modernity
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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2000 ), pp. 3–4 . Consider too the move toward a “strategic practice of criticism” in Scott, Refashioning Futures , pp. 3–10, 17–18. 71 de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life , p. ix

in Subjects of modernity
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Art as the ‘organ of philosophy’
Andrew Bowie

the random proliferation of new knowledge with the contexts of meaning of everyday life and the unfulfilled hopes and desires of that life. Is this, then, merely a retreat into the imaginary? The stringency of Adorno’s questioning of notions like genius and organic integration is based upon his claim, in the light of his experience of historical catastrophe, that such a unification is always a deception because it promises in art what is denied to people in reality. This leads him to the insistence upon aesthetic autonomy, in order to preserve a sphere of meaning

in Aesthetics and subjectivity