Brigitte Bargetz: Structuring the Everyday: Politics, Power, Practices

In his theory of the everyday Henry Lefebvre considers everyday life not just as a site of subjection and repression, structured by political and economic forces. Instead he attends to the way subjects are both, binding and bound to specific historical conditions and political structures. In his theory, politics and power are embodied within everyday practices, marking the everyday as force of change as well as maintenance. While I elaborate on this assemblage of practice, power and politics in the first part, I suggest in the second part how it might be rethought from a feminist perspective on gender and the body.