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1. Behind Closed Doors; Daniel Miller (Professor of Anthropology, University College London); 2. Social Aspirations in North London; Alison J. Clarke (Royal College of Art); 3. Organised Disorder: Moving Furniture in Norwegian Homes; Pauline Garvey (University College London); 4. The Refurbishment of Memory; Jean-Sebastien Marcoux (University College London); 5. The Taste of Home; Elia Petridou (University College London); 6. Possessions; Daniel Miller (University College London); 7. Home Sweet Home: Tangible Memories of an Uprooted Childhood; Anat Hecht (University College London); 8. Building Conjugal Relationships: The Devotion to Houses amongst the Paiwan of Taiwan; Chang-Kwo Tan (University College London); 9. A Man Will Get Furnished: Wood and Domesticity in Urban Romania; Adam Drazin (University College London); 10. The 'Untidy' House in Japan; Inge Daniels (University College London); Index

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Also available in paperback, 9781859735855 GBP17.99 (October, 2001)

About the Author

Daniel Miller is Professor of Anthropology, University College London. Recent books include 'A Theory of Shopping', 'The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach' (with Don Slater) and Ed. 'Car Cultures'.


'[Home Possessions] presents a series of themes indicative of a key shift in the study of material culture and the home, placing the material agency of the home firmly on the agenda for futre empirical and theoretical work on the home. It should be popular amongst undergraduates and is important reading for any researcher working in this area.' Anthropological Theory

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