By Roxana Moroşanu
This publication demanding situations the methods we predict approximately human organisation through taking a look at the creativity, ethics, and capacities for social transformation which are embedded in easy activities of “doing”. Stemming from ethnographic examine with households within the uk as a part of a much broader interdisciplinary venture taking a look at family power call for, this ebook probes a few mundane techniques to time—such as spontaneity, anticipation, and “family time”—and the ways that they expand moral imaginations, create new different types of sociality, and engender human agency.
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However, one of the windows on the landing is particularly hard to reach because it is situated on the other side of the staircase. Joyce needs to lean over the baluster in order to reach the handle and open the blinds. Still, she performs this risky leaning twice every day: once for making morning and once for making evening. This action can be regarded as a brief form of worship that Joyce performs to assess through her body that a new day has come or is ending, respectively. Veena Das observes that “our theoretical impulse is often to think of agency in terms of escaping the ordinary rather than as a descent into it” (2007: 7).
They just went for it, took the risk, and started knocking down walls one by one to let the light in. Printed in large font on an A4 sheet of paper, Iris’s words that opened this chapter have stood on the screen by my desk for over two years between photos of my friends and postcards. Leaving their place after the follow- HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN: A THEORETICAL ... 21 up interview, I thought about the way Iris talked when she described the process of knocking down walls in order to let the light come in: she spontaneously stood up so as to embody the memory better.
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An Ethnography of Household Energy Demand in the UK: Everyday Temporalities of Digital Media Usage by Roxana Moroşanu