Foundations of the Everyday: Shock, Deferral, Repetition

2014.11.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eran Dorfman, Foundations of the Everyday: Shock, Deferral, Repetition, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 216pp., $37.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.11.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eran Dorfman, Foundations of the Everyday: Shock, Deferral, Repetition, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 216pp., $37.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781783480500. Reviewed by Dylan Trigg, University of Memphis/University College Dublin Eran Dorfman seeks to critically revive the concept of the everyday as a central term in philosophical vocabulary. His reference to "foundation" in his titles reinforces this aim. For Dorfman, the term "foundation" marks the dynamic "background against which any significant activity occurs" (1-2). Such a conception of the everyday plays upon an ambiguity between the foundation as a site of stability and the foundation as a process of constant renewal and transformation. His book, drawing on both psychoanalysis and phenomenology, is an intriguing analysis of the multifaceted ways in which the everyday serves as a foundation of our bodily and cultural existence. At the heart of this work is a. . .

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