The Way We Are

The Way We Are

What Everyday Objects and Conventions Tell Us About Ourselves

eBook - 2015
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"The beloved and bestselling "anthropologist of everyday life" turns her witty and insightful gaze to the oddities of living in our modern world Over the course of her time as a contributor and editor for " Saturday Night " magazine--a span during which she published her award-winning book " The Rituals of Dinner--Margaret Visser specialized in thought-provoking columns capable of turning the banal into the extraordinary. From high heels to showers to the metamorphosis of Santa Claus, these essays span an eclectic and engrossing range of topics perfect for Visser fans and newcomers alike. With academic rigor and a warm narrative style, she takes commonplace facets of everyday life--crossword puzzles, fireplaces, paid time off--and digs into their peculiar origins and surprising social legacies. In examining some of the most ordinary elements of life, Visser sorts through historical facts and cultural implications to reveal the hidden assumptions behind our modern behavior.".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781504011686
Branch Call Number: 390 Vi
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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