Sociology of Everyday Life
a) Questioning the sociological approach to everyday life through observation and analysis of everyday life. b) To know and understand the concepts and theoretical perspectives, emphasizing the sociological analysis of the processes of social interaction proposed by interactionism, phenomenology and ethnomethodology. c) To analyse and understand the practices and social processes of daily life from specific study objects, thus operationalizing the theoretical frameworks and methodological approches presented within the scope of the unit. d) Explore and problematise the relationship between the dynamics of daily life and the principles of social ordering related to one of the five thematic areas presented: daily life in marginal contexts; relational, affective and virtual daily lives; portraits and identities in everyday life; consumption in daily life and daily life in public space or in the city.
Ana Paula Bexiga Martins Arguelles Gil
Weekly - 4
Total - 168
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Garfnkel, H. (1996). Studies in Ethnomethodology. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Goffman, E. (1993 [1959, 1ª ed. orig.]). A apresentação do Eu na vida de todos os dias. Lisboa: Relógio D’Água.
Maffesoli, M. (1989). O conhecimento do quotidiano. Lisboa: Veja Editora.
Pais, José Machado (2002), Sociologia da vida quotidiana. Teorias, métodos e estudos de caso. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais/ICS.
Schütz, A. (1970). Fenomenologia e relações sociais. Rio de Janeiro: Zahar Editores.
Simmel, G. (2005) [1ª ed.1903]. As grandes cidades e a vida do espírito. MANA 11(2):577-591.
Group work - This work will include a theoretical-methodological framework and the collection of some empirical and exploratory data, built from an article published in scientific journals of Sociology. The previously selected articles portray examples of empirical research that mobilise theoretical and conceptual approaches, taught in theoretical sessions. The evaluation will focus on the written paper and the oral discussion.
Group work(50%), Participation in sessions(10%), Written test(40%)
1. SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO EVERYDAY Life
• The Sociology of Everyday Life as a way of looking reality
• Temporalities and spatialities: coordinates of daily life
• Scenarios, episodes and everyday situations
• Methods in approaching everyday life
2. SOCIOLOGICAL PARADIGMS IN ANALYSIS OF EVERYDAY LIFE
• From the notion of self to the concept of society G. Mead: Spirit, person and society
H. Blumer: The methodological position of symbolic interactionism
• Common sense in interpretive paradigms: phenomenology, ethnomethodology and the sociology of experience
• Ritualization and theatricalization: E. Goffman's dramaturgical model
• The creation of symbols and the construction of identities: Jean -Claude Kaufmann
• G. Simmel: Reciprocal action and social types / The social level and the individual level
• Daily tactics and strategies: the work of Michel de Certeau
3. DAILY INTERACTIONS