The construction of social reality and the structure of literary work
Schutz's inquiry into the forms of art is relevant for the development of his theory of the life world. This is where Schutz gains the insight that social reality is an intersubjective construction developing from communication. He uses forms of literary works of art as empirical material to study the communicative functions of the construction of reality. The everyday and extramundane (symbolic) use of language and the temporal and spatial structure of situation, as well as the pragmatic orientation of the everyday attitude, become apparent to him in this context.
Srubar, I. (1998)., The construction of social reality and the structure of literary work, in L. Embree (ed.), Alfred Schutz's "sociological aspect of literature", Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 75-88.
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