The Structures of the Life World

The Structures of the Life World

Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

by Alfred Schutz and Thomas Luckmann

Translated by Richard M. Zaner and David J. Parent

Imprint: Northwestern University Press

339 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780810108332
  • Published: October 1989

$39.95

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  • Paperback
  • 9780810106222
  • Published: January 1980

$39.95

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  • Hardcover
  • 9780810108325
  • Published: August 1989

$64.00

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The Structures of the Life-World is the final focus of twenty-seven years of Alfred Schutz's labor, encompassing the fruits of his work between 1932 and his death in 1959. This book represents Schutz's seminal attempt to achieve a comprehensive grasp of the nature of social reality. Here he integrates his theory of relevance with his analysis of social structures. Thomas Luckmann, a former student of Schutz's, completed the manuscript for publication after Schutz's untimely death.

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