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書名 Life at home in the twenty-first century : 32 families open their doors / Jeanne E. Arnold ... [et al.]
出版項 [Los Angeles] : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, c2012
國際標準書號 9781931745611 (hbk.)
1931745617 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  GN560.U6 A67 2012    在架上    30520020774825
說明 viii, 171 p. : ill., maps (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-170)
Acknowledgments -- About the authors -- 1: Life at home in the twenty-first century -- 2: Material saturation: mountains of possessions -- 3: Food, food, food -- 4: Vanishing leisure -- 5: Kitchens as command centers -- 6: Bathroom bottlenecks -- 7: Master suites as sanctuaries -- 8: Plugged in -- 9: My space, your space, our space: the personalization of home -- List of photographs -- Endnotes -- Bibliography
Overview: 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
主題 Material culture -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 21st century
Ethnoarchaeology -- California -- Los Angeles
Families -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 21st century
Home -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 21st century
Dwellings -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 21st century
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century
Alt Author Arnold, Jeanne E
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