Inside Culture

Inside Culture

Art and Class in the American Home

Book - 1993
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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
 
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993
ISBN: 9780226313672
0226313670
Branch Call Number: N72.S6 H32 1993
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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