The Structures of the Life world

This book represents Schutz's seminal attempt to achieve a comprehensive grasp of the nature of social reality. Here he integrates his theory of relevance with his analysis of social structures.

Author: Alfred Schutz

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810106222

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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The Structures of the Life-World is the final focus of twenty-seven years of Alfred Schutz's labor, encompassing the fruits of his work between 1932 and his death in 1959. This book represents Schutz's seminal attempt to achieve a comprehensive grasp of the nature of social reality. Here he integrates his theory of relevance with his analysis of social structures. Thomas Luckmann, a former student of Schutz's, completed the manuscript for publication after Schutz's untimely death.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology

Exploring the lifeworld's scope, complexities, problems and contradictions, Schutz and Luckmann's (1973) Structures of the Life-World is the foundation for contemporary social constructionist theories and analyses.

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444392646

Category: Social Science

Page: 800

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This concise encyclopedia is the most complete international survey of sociology ever created in one volume. Contains over 800 entries from the whole breadth of the discipline Distilled from the highly regarded Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, with entries completely revised and updated to provide succinct and up-to-date coverage of the fundamental topics Global in scope, both in terms of topics and contributors Each entry includes references and suggestions for further reading Cross-referencing allows easy movement around the volume

The Urban Lifeworld

The world is within our “reach,” either immediately or as a reminiscence or prospectively, one structure of the lifeworld is therefore the temporal differentiation: “The stratification of the world into zones of actual, restorable and ...

Author: Peter Madsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113456774X

Category: Architecture

Page: 401

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Urban conditions are crucial to our experience of modernity, and, as reflected by art, literature and popular culture, have influenced contemporary ideas of what urban life is about. The Urban Lifeworld contributes to our understanding of the cultural role of cities by offering new insight into the analysis of urban experience. Two exceptional cities, New York and Copenhagen, are the focus of this exploration of cultural representations of urban life, which investigates the contrasts between perceptions and formation of the urban lifeworld. Integrating sociological, aesthetic and anthropological approaches to urban questions, this collection of essays presents a new vision of the cityscape which will enrich both academic debate and public life.

Groundwork of Phenomenological Marxism

have constantly carried out our systematic reflections within the reorientation of the transcendental epochē, can at any time restore the natural attitude and, within it, inquire after the structures of the life-world” (C 173).

Author: Ian H. Angus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1793640912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 559

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This original, contemporary synthesis between phenomenology and Marx’s late work begins from Edmund Husserl’s The Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology to chart a new program for Socratic phenomenology in the current confrontation between planetary technology and place-based Indigeneity.

The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy

Even if the life-world always has social, historical, and cultural dimensions, its general meaning is valid for a specific subject. The life-world has its own general structures but those structures are the universal a priori structures ...

Author: Daniele De Santis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000170586

Category: Philosophy

Page: 726

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Phenomenology was one of the twentieth century’s major philosophical movements, and it continues to be a vibrant and widely studied subject today with relevance beyond philosophy in areas such as medicine and cognitive sciences. The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy is an outstanding guide to this important and fascinating topic. Its focus on phenomenology’s historical and systematic dimensions makes it a unique and valuable reference source. Moreover, its innovative approach includes entries that don’t simply reflect the state-of-the-art but in many cases advance it. Comprising seventy-five chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook offers unparalleled coverage and discussion of the subject, and is divided into five clear parts: • Phenomenology and the history of philosophy • Issues and concepts in phenomenology • Major figures in phenomenology • Intersections • Phenomenology in the world. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy studying phenomenology, The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy is also suitable for those in related disciplines such as psychology, religion, literature, sociology and anthropology.

Why Do We Go to the Zoo

43 The life-world is the grounding from which any scientific endeavors take place. So, the life-world is a ... The first discovery is that the transcendental ego makes about the life-world is that the lifeworld has “a general structure.

Author: Erik A. Garrett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611476461

Category: Philosophy

Page: 154

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This book is a phenomenological investigation of the zoo visit experience. Why Do We Go to the Zoo is rooted in Husserlian phenomenology and focuses on the communicative interactions between humans and animals in the zoo setting. The book also provides the student examples of how to do phenomenology.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis

Phenomenological Life-World Analysis as Protosociology The Structures of the Life-World (Schutz and Luckmann, 1973; 1989) represents a system- atic account of Schutz's work; it also carries the distinct signature of Thomas Luckmann and ...

Author: Uwe Flick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446296695

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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The wide range of approaches to data analysis in qualitative research can seem daunting even for experienced researchers. This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual data. The handbook includes chapters on traditional analytic strategies such as grounded theory, content analysis, hermeneutics, phenomenology and narrative analysis, as well as coverage of newer trends like mixed methods, reanalysis and meta-analysis. Practical aspects such as sampling, transcription, working collaboratively, writing and implementation are given close attention, as are theory and theorization, reflexivity, and ethics. Written by a team of experts in qualitative research from around the world, this handbook is an essential compendium for all qualitative researchers and students across the social sciences.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists

THEORY. Schutz's outline of a theory ofthe life-world was developed just before his death with the aim of presenting a theoretical summary of his work. This was to be published under the title The Structures of the Life-World.

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396609

Category: Social Science

Page: 633

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Reflecting emerging research and ongoing reassessments of social theory, The Wiley- Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists offers significant updates and revisions to the original Blackwell Companion published a decade ago. Volume 1 Features updates and revisions to all essays from original volume, plus the addition of 11 new authors Includes six new essays featuring coverage of theorists not included in original volume: Ibn Khaldun, de Tocqueville, Schumpeter, Mannheim, Veblen, and Adorno Supplemented with comprehensive bibliographies on primary and secondary sources, with a brief reader's guide accompanying each essay Addresses continuing relevance of most theories and their importance to contemporary scholarship Volume 2 Features updates and revisions to all essays from original volume, plus the addition of 16 new authors Includes 11 new essays featuring coverage of theorists not included in original volume, including Deleuze, Bauman, Smith, Luhmann, Agamben, and others Supplemented with comprehensive bibliographies on primary and secondary sources, with a brief reader's guide accompanying each essay Essays placed in social and historical context to allow readers to see how theorists have responded to pressing contemporary social and political issues

How is Society Possible

In fact, such a transformation of lived experience would even appear to be a necessity for surely one could not expect to find the universal rational structures of the life-world founding science by simply carrying out a description of ...

Author: S. Vaitkus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400920776

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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How is society possible? In Die Krisis der europiiischen Wissenschaflen und die transzendentale Phiinomenoiogie, I Edmund Husserl is found with a pathos send ing out pleas for belief ("Glauben") in his transcendental philosophy and tran scendental ego. The traditional idea of theoretical reflection instituted in ancient Greece as the suspension of all taken for granted worldly interests has, through a partial realization of itself, forsaken itself in the one-sided development of the objective mathematical-natural sciences as they themselves have become so taken for granted, with the method and validity of their results held as so self-evident, that they appear as resting self-sufficiently on their own grounds, while pursuing an increasingly abstract mathematization of nature. The sciences are left without a foundation and their meaning within the world consequently unintelligible, while their objective and valid abstract concepts continually tend to supercede the everyday life-world and render it questionable. In the end, these of belief in the everyday life-world or reflective evolving and exchanging attitudes doubt (science) ultimately leads to a disbelief in both, and a search in one direction for idol leaders and in the other for the cult of experience. This collapse of Western belief systems becomes particularly threatening as it turns into nihilism which is the development of beliefs in societal forms which employ 2 natural and social science for the liquidation of humanity and nature. Society starts becoming impossible.

Between Reason and History

Sociocultural decentra- tion occurs such that the infrastructure of the lifeworld is transformed in such a way that the ... as a society develops, it must do so within the developmental logical structure of an increasing decentration.

Author: David S. Owen

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 0791488470

Category: Philosophy

Page: 233

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The first book-length treatment in English of Habermas’s theory of social evolution and progress.