In the penultimate Chapter 6 ("History's Actuality"), Harootunian portrays Miki Kiyoshi's pursuit of Marxian praxis, devising new means of not only understanding but changing "everydayness
." Yet Miki ends up endorsing "cooperativism" and other notions serving to justify Japan's conquest of Asia.
"when Prince Andrei [Andrew] transcended everydayness
and came to himself for the first time when he lay wounded on the field of Borodino" (p.
Distinguishing "the new new historicism" from the new historicism' and cultural materialism of the 1980s and early 1990s, which subordinated the "common" or everyday to politics and elite culture (3), the editors and contributors of Renaissance Culture and the Everyday, following French theorists Michel DeCerteau and Lucien LeFebvre, expanded and explored the concept of "everydayness
" as manifested in early modern British culture.
As Hamlet said in a different context, it "falls trippingly from the tongue." Despite its "everydayness
," we are hesitant to look death in the face.
In this latter reading (which reminds one of certain Dickinson poems ending with a death that seems co-extensive with a return to the rut of everydayness
), the "everything" that is suffered is history itself, which is to say, this whole process of recognizing and enduring love's inevitable failures.
Ezequiel Martinez Estrada wrote of the milonga revival in his Radiografia de la Pampa (Buenos Aires, 1933) that tango's "best quality, like marriages, is in its everydayness
, in its calm ordinariness." Writing at the outset of tango's golden age, he was reflecting on the control, the repressed sensuality, the cold desire of tango as it was danced al suelo (to the floor), with the minimum of visible flamboyance and maximum inner tension.
How he shows the "everydayness
" of life flickering from despair to transcendence, like a molecule spontaneously interconverting between cis and trans isomers, is in my opinion the last word on the matter.
Ethnomethodology provides the authors with the necessary tools for re-establishing contact with the everydayness
There is both an intensity and an everydayness
to faith presented as it is in Jones's book.
I want to argue here that in taking up the issue of quotidian mediation in this way, Abish is both citing and rewriting an image of 'everydayness
' that in the realm of theory, at least, has a distinct history, one that is indissociably linked to revolutionary violence.
The personal commitment is lived through abiding with the struggles and joys of everydayness
. The way of abiding with the joys and struggles of everydayness
is the choosing of meaning in situations at reflective and prereflective realms of the universe.
But it's also very shielded, and one has to try to understand the everydayness
of it - - the foundational step in the process of abortion and fetal harvesting."