Conduct of Everyday Life

How do children arrange their everyday life with others across contexts? The concept of the “conduct of everyday life” constitutes an endeavor to conceptualize the unity between the active efforts of subjects to arrange their everyday life, and their societal, historical, and fundamental social conditions for doing so. The concept is related to a broad methodological movement in psychology and child studies that is concerned with overcoming abstract conceptualizations of children and their development. In different theoretical ways, researchers aim to conceptualize children as actors, subjects, and persons acting in concrete societal contexts and in relation to historical conditions, discourses, and politics. This entry examines children and their everyday conduct and further explores some key theoretical and empirical studies that have sought to highlight children’s ...

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