The way we are

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Faber and Faber,
Pub. Date:
1996.
Language:
English
Description
"From the celebrated author of The Rituals of Dinner and Much Depends on Dinner comes a new collection of witty and insightful essays. In The Way We Are Margaret Visser, a self-described "anthropologist of everyday life," identifies and dissects the whos, whats, whys, and wherefores of how we live." "Tapping in to our fascination with our own origins, eccentricities, and foibles, she makes ordinary objects - like restaurant menus and bathing suits - and typical habits - like showering or forgetting someone's name - yield up what they have to tell us about the way we are and how we became this way. What constitutes an initiation rite in our society? Why are we so squeamish about eating offal? What are the unsavory implications of Santa Claus?" "This is writing that bears Margaret Visser's distinctive, unmistakable stamp. She leaves us with a rich and fascinating portrait of ourselves and forces us to think about what exactly it means to live in the modern world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780571198856
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 4960ebd5-807d-c19c-060d-f3898deee55b
Grouping Title way we are
Grouping Author visser margaret
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed 2019-03-19 03:50:38AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Visser, Margaret.
author_display Visser, Margaret
available_at_pitkin Pitkin Library
detailed_location_pitkin Pitkin County Library
display_description
format_category_pitkin Books
format_pitkin Book
id 4960ebd5-807d-c19c-060d-f3898deee55b
isbn 9780571198856
item_details ils:.b15631904|.i18560660|Pitkin County Library|390 V834|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pc||
itype_pitkin Adult book
last_indexed 2019-03-19T09:50:38.733Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_pitkin 390 V834
owning_library_pitkin Pitkin County Library
owning_location_pitkin Pitkin Library
primary_isbn 9780571198856
publishDate 1996
record_details ils:.b15631904|Book|Books||English|Faber and Faber,|1996.|pages cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_pitkin
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b15631904 .i18560660 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 96, 97, 98, 99
subject_facet Manners and customs
title_display The way we are
title_full The way we are / Margaret Visser
title_short The way we are
topic_facet Manners and customs