Inside Culture: Art and Class in the American Home / Edition 2

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Overview


Dubbed as "You Are What You Hang (or Don't)" by the New York
Times, Inside Culture takes us on a tour of 160 homes in and around New York City, from affluent townhouses on Manhattan's Upper East
Side and rowhouses in blue-collar Brooklyn to middle and upper-class suburbs of Long Island. The result is an unprecedented portrait of the use of cultural artifacts—fine art, photographs, religious art—in private lives.

"This is a first-class addition to what we know about culture in the specific rather than the abstract."—Howard S. Becker, Contemporary
Sociology

"This book is well worth reading, especially in your own home."—Eugene
Halton, American Journal of Sociology

"David Halle's researches earned him a license amateur voyeurs would kill for. . . . Refreshing for readers outside his discipline."—Peter
Campbell, London Review of Books

"[This book] tells us interesting things about ourselves. . . . It affords us a birds-eye view of American culture from which we can see .
. . unsuspected patterns of tastes and acquisitions."—James Gardner,
Washington Times

"[A] voyeuristic thrill. . . . Lucid and entertaining. . . . A
fascinating book that will open the eyes of anyone who's ever glibly said about art, 'I know what I like.' After reading Inside
Culture, they'll also know a little bit more about why."—Maureen
Corrigan, New York Observer

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Sociologist Halle toured 160 homes in and around New York City: a selection of affluent townhouses, rowhouses in a blue-collar neighborhood, and suburban houses. He walked through living rooms and dens, inventoried the works on display, and talked to homeowners about the art around them. The result is a portrait of the uses of art and its meanings for those who buy and live with it. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Gwendolyn Wright
Inside Culture suggests a fascinating untraveled approach that can globally extend our understanding of art…A radical challenge to institutional histories of art.
Culture Front
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226313672
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/7/1994
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 6.63 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


David Halle�is professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of�the summer travel program, UCLA in New York: Cities and Cultures. He is also an adjunct professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and School of Professional Studies and the author of�America's Working Man�and�Inside Culture, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1: The House and Its Context
2: Empty Terrain: The Vision of the Landscape in the Residences of Contemporary Americans
3: Portraits and Family Photographs: From the Promotion to the Submersion of Self
4: Abstract Art
5: "Primitive" Art
6: The Truncated Madonna and Other Modern Catholic Iconography
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Index
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