‘The everyday is always a question, a problem’
In this interview with Ben Highmore, Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, we discuss the rise of Everyday Life Studies, its connection to Cultural Studies, and its implications for academic research. Professor Highmore has published extensively on the topic of everyday life from an array of perspectives, ranging from the tradition of critique of everyday life to material culture as well as the influence of feelings and aesthetics in how we experience the world. The supersession of the idea that the everyday is a monolithic phenomenon, available for scientific scrutiny, is central to Professor Highmore’s argument that the everyday is, accordingly, always an inquiry into certain aspects of concrete existence.
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