Everyday Life: Theories and Practices (GCST3630)


While our knowledge of everyday life is often taken for granted, considered ordinary or banal, the field of everyday life studies has provided important tools for critically understanding everyday spaces and cultural practices. This advanced unit combines theoretical analysis of key thinkers in the field - Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, Raymond Williams and Meaghan Morris - with attention to everyday practices and the research methods used to investigate them.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd close reading assessment (20%), 1x1000wd group presentation (40%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Senior credit points of Cultural Studies



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.