It pulls within its ambit of influence no less than a lifeworld
shaping our life chances as a nation.
Habermas' concepts of one-sided rationality, of the colonization of the lifeworld
, and of the violent systemically distorted communication stemming from unregulated economic expansionism offer a political and moral account of contemporary urban renewal.
(9) In my study, the factory groups chose to work for the "common good" to sustain work-life patterns and preserve their "lifeworld
." Jose Itzigsohn and Julian Rebon use the "term lifeworld
in the phenomenological sense of the 'taken-for-granted' subjective world of the individual." (10) Similarly to responses by workers in the study by Itzigsohn and Rebon, male and female respondents in my study believed that factory work was not only a source of income, but more importantly a source of identity and pride." My interviewees were not rejecting the notion of a market economy or capitalism.
Put together by artists and educators Shahana Rajani and Zahra Malkani and photographer/designer Abeera Kamran, this little package of four sets of two booklets each focuses on Karachi's emerging urban issues and the representation of urban realities, fictive imaginaries of the urban and the discursive production of urban lifeworld
. The material combines academic text and artistic imagery with maps, screenshots and other visual media.
Entitled 'Education in Super-Complex Times: Young people, policy effects and the navigation of the educational lifeworld
', I will conclude with observations on the importance of care and what this means for schools, curriculum, educational practice and policy makers.
(8) Our starting point is the world that surrounds us, the "lifeworld
" in his terminology, and we are immersed--Heidegger says "thrown" (9)--into that world before we have any notion of ourselves as selves.
the ethnographer does not (cannot) cease to be ethnocentric as he confronts the lifeworld
of the other, but that his obligation is to put his prejudices at risk ...
While the Nyaura distinguish different spirit beings traditionally, new spirits were introduced to their lifeworld
with the influence of Christianity--God, Satan, angels and saints.
The ways we communicate about technology and about lifeworld
issues are very different.
The first real ethnography of student activism in Indonesia, Activist Archives brilliantly describes how student activists constantly move between the 'ordinary' and the 'political' dimensions of their lifeworld
, showing that these are in fact intertwined in what Lee identifies as the 'material and ideational spaces' of student activism.
They suggest a new phenomenological orientation that positions writing as an experience of the self, the expression of ideas, and the existential phenomena of the lifeworld
as a means to investigate the field of writing research.