Journal of Mundane Behavior
The Journal of Mundane Behaviour is a scholarly sociology journal devoted to everyday behaviour and experiences.
From the webpage: "Journal of Mundane Behavior, co-hosted by the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Millersville University and the Department of Sociology and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton, is a blind peer-reviewed scholarly and publicly-oriented journal devoted to the study of the "unmarked" -- those aspects of our everyday lives that typically go unnoticed by us, both as academics and as everyday individuals".
- What sorts of subjects will make the cut? "If it's inconsequential in nature, it will fit," says Myron Orleans, a professorof sociologyat Cal Stateat Fullertonand one of the journal's co-editors. He'll also settle for the "ordinary," the "habitual," and the "quotidian" -- anything, he says, that "apparently has no significance beyond itself." His premise, naturally, is that the opposite is true: that the overlooked trivia of, say, everyday conversation, workplacebehavior, or familylife can illuminate how powerand conformityshape social relationships. — The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 October, 1999
- All around us are ordinary phenomena that can astound us if only we attend to them with the seriousness they do not typically receive: letters and letter-writing, street scenes, routine family life, artistic and cinematic depictions of how we live our lives, everyday work and commercial situations, sociable occasions, nonprofessional sports activities, transportation contexts, venues of legal and political action, viewing televised entertainment, consuming information from various media, and so on. The study of the extreme, outlandish, and "profane" aspects of late 20th century existence has been well-developed and has given rise to many useful theoretical and research tools. Here, we want to turn these analytic tools to the level of everyday life, to examine in microscopic and graphic detail the more mundane, habitual, and quotidian aspects of our existence - including how we define what is "mundane". These unnoticed, unmarked aspects of our lives are often the most political and yet depoliticized, and it is one of the goals of this journal to expose these processes. — taken from JMB's mission statement
- Journal of Mundane Behavior website
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