The Big World in the Small: Layered Dynamics of Meaning-Making in the Everyday

@article{BendinerViani2013TheBW,
  title={The Big World in the Small: Layered Dynamics of Meaning-Making in the Everyday},
  author={Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={708 - 726}
}
This paper proposes a framework for understanding what novelist Georges Perec has called “the rest” that we live through, the qualities of experience and meaning-making in everyday, in-between spaces, and the ways in which people make sense of the big world through the small. The work explores how common neighborhood places are essential to people's lives, and its framework of “layered dynamics” suggests ways of understanding an individual epistemology of everyday place. The paper grapples with… Expand
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