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The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self

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The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self - Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, Dr., PhD, and Rochberg-Halton, Eugene, and Halton, Eugene
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The meaning of things is a study of the significance of material possessions in contemporary urban life, and of the ways people carve meaning out of their domestic environment. Drawing on a survey of eighty families in Chicago who were interviewed on the subject of their feelings about common household objects, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Eugene Rochberg-Halton provide a unique perspective on materialism, American culture, and the self. They begin by reviewing what social scientists and philosophers have said about the ...

The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self 2002, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521287746

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The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self 1981, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521239196

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