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The Way We are By Margaret Visser

The Way We are
by Margaret Visser

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From the author of "Much Depends on Dinner" and "The Rituals of Dinner" comes a collection of essays in which Visser, a self-described "anthropologist of everyday life", analyzes the patterns of modern living.
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The Way We are by Margaret Visser

From the author of "Much Depends on Dinner" and "The Rituals of Dinner" comes a collection of essays in which Visser, a self-described "anthropologist of everyday life", analyzes the patterns of modern living. She taps into our very modern fascination with our origins, eccentricities, and foibles: what constitutes an initiation rite in our society?; why are we so squeamish about eating offal?; what are we to make of the Easter Bunny (a male rodent that produces eggs)?; and what are the unsavoury implications of Santa Claus? Each one of a wide variety of ordinary objects and typical behavioural habits is made to yield up its evidence about our society, and how we developed in this way. Visser leaves us with a portrait of ourselves, and forces us to think about what exactly it means to be modern.

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GOR004750712
The Way We are by Margaret Visser
Margaret Visser
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1995-10-16
336
0670866806
9780670866809
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