The Structures of the Life World
Imprint: Northwestern University Press
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.
"A remarkable attempt to implement Husserl's program." —Choice
"An immense service to scholars of Schutz as well as to those who desire a thorough introduction to Schutz's thought." —Review of Metaphysics