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Grasping Things: Folk Material Culture and Mass Society in America

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Grasping Things: Folk Material Culture and Mass Society in America - Bronner, Simon J
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America stocks its shelves with mass-produced goods but fills its imagination with handmade folk objects. In Pennsylvania, the "back to the city" housing movement causes a conflict of cultures. In Indiana, an old tradition of butchering turtles for church picnics evokes both pride and loathing among residents. In New York, folk-art exhibits raise choruses of adoration and protest. These are a few of the examples Simon Bronner uses to illustrate the ways Americans physically and mentally grasp things. Bronner moves beyond ...

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Grasping Things: Folk Material Culture and Mass Society in America 2004, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813191423

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Grasping Things: Folk Material Culture and Mass Society in America 1986, University Press of Kentucky

ISBN-13: 9780813115726

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Grasping Things: Folk Material Culture & Mass Society in America 1986, University Press of Kentucky

ISBN-13: 9780813108124

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