Pets in America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 392

Pets in America

Entertaining and informative, Pets in America is a portrait of Americans' relationships with the cats, dogs, birds, fishes, rodents, and other animals we call our own. More than 60 percent of U.S. households have pets, and America grows more pet-friendly every day. But as Katherine C. Grier demonstrates, the ways we talk about and treat our pets--as companions, as children, and as objects of beauty, status, or pleasure--have their origins long ago. Grier begins with a natural history of animals as pets, then discusses the changing role of pets in family life, new standards of animal welfare, the problems presented by borderline cases such as livestock pets, and the marketing of both animals ...

Culture & Comfort
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 339

Culture & Comfort

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1988-01-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Culture and Comfort
  • Language: en

Culture and Comfort

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997-06-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Culture and Comfort
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 280

Culture and Comfort

In Culture and Comfort Katherine C. Grier shows how the design and furnishings of the mid-nineteenth century parlor reflected the self-image of the Victorian middle class. Parlors provided public facades for formal occasions and represented an attempt to resolve the often opposing ideals of gentility and sincerity to which American culture aspired. The book traces the fortunes of the parlor and its upholstery from its early incarnations in “palace” hotels, railroad cars, steamships, and photographers' studios; through its mid-century heyday, when even remote frontier homes could boast “suites” of red plush sofas and chairs; to its slow, uneven metamorphosis into the more versatile li...

CULTURE AS HISTORY
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

CULTURE AS HISTORY

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-10-17
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  • Publisher: Pantheon

Bringing together for the first time the best of twenty-five years of unique critical work, Warren Susman takes us on a startling tour through the conflicts and events which have transformed the social, political, and cultural face of America in this century. Probing a rich panoply of images from the mass media and advertising, testing prevalent intellectual and economic theories, linking the revolutions in communications and technology to the rise of a new pantheon of popular heroes. Susman documents and analyzes the process through which the older, Puritan-republican, producer-capitalist culture has given way to the leisure-oriented, consumer society we now inhabit: the culture of abundance.

Celebrations in wood
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 24

Celebrations in wood

  • Categories: Art
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1979
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The American Vice Presidency
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 560

The American Vice Presidency

The American Vice Presidency is an all-inclusive examination of the vice presidency throughout American history. Acclaimed political journalist and author Jules Witcover chronicles each of the 47 vice presidents, including their personal biographies and their achievements--or lack thereof--during their vice presidential tenures. He explores how the roles and responsibilities were first subject to the whims of the presidents under whom they served, but came in time to be expanded by enlightened chief executives and the initiatives of the vice presidents themselves. Constitutionally assigned only to preside over the Senate as they stand by to fill a presidential vacancy, early vice presidents ...

Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 313

Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-03-31
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies presents a collection of original essays from artists and scholars who have established themselves internationally on the basis of specific and significant new contributions to human-animal studies. It offers a broad interpretive account of the development and present configurations of the field of human-animal studies across many cultures, continents, and times.

Do Museums Still Need Objects?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Do Museums Still Need Objects?

"We live in a museum age," writes Steven Conn in Do Museums Still Need Objects? And indeed, at the turn of the twenty-first century, more people are visiting museums than ever before. There are now over 17,500 accredited museums in the United States, averaging approximately 865 million visits a year, more than two million visits a day. New museums have proliferated across the cultural landscape even as older ones have undergone transformational additions: from the Museum of Modern Art and the Morgan in New York to the High in Atlanta and the Getty in Los Angeles. If the golden age of museum-building came a century ago, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural Histo...

Baseball Treasures of the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Baseball Treasures of the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments

"Photography, essays, and research on rare game-worn uniforms that bear witness to baseball history"--