Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors

By: Arnold, Jeanne, E. ; Anthony P. Graesch,; Enzo Ragazzini, Elinor Ochs

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition with front cover corners bumped only. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 171 pages with a great many color prints of trashed bedrooms, consumer junk piled in garages, overconsumption of processed food, lifestyles squandered in heaps of plastic consumables squeezed and torn from the planet we are destroying. Some fun. Graphs, charts,


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Winner of the 2014 John Collier Jr. Award Winner of the Jo Anne Stolaroff Cotsen Prize Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century cross-cuts the ranks of important books on social history, consumerism, contemporary culture, the meaning of material culture, domestic architecture, and household ethnoarchaeology. It is a distant cousin of Material World and Hungry Planet in content and style, but represents a blend of rigorous science and photography that these books can claim. Using archaeological approaches to human material culture, this volume offers unprecedented access to the middle-class American home through the kaleidoscopic lens of no-limits photography and many kinds of never-before acquired data about how people actually live their lives at home. Based on a rigorous, nine-year project at UCLA, this book has appeal not only to scientists but also to all people who share intense curiosity about what goes on at home in their neighborhoods. Many who read the book will see their own lives mirrored in these pages and can reflect on how other people cope with their mountains of possessions and other daily challenges. Readers abroad will be equally fascinated by the contrasts between their own kinds of materialism and the typical American experience. The book will interest a range of designers, builders, and architects as well as scholars and students who research various facets of U.S. and global consumerism, cultural history, and economic history.

Title: Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors

Author: Arnold, Jeanne, E. ; Anthony P. Graesch,; Enzo Ragazzini, Elinor Ochs

Categories: Science, Life, Anthropology / Sociology,

Publisher: UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press: 2012

ISBN Number: 1931745617

ISBN Number 13: 9781931745611

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Pictorial Boards

Type: Anthropology/Sociology

Seller ID: 149067

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