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Clutter : an untidy history

Author: Jennifer Howard, (Journalist)
Publisher: Cleveland, OH : Belt Publishing, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Offers a fascinating and insightful account of what becomes of the stuff that we accumulate in our homes and lives. It's a powerful reminder of how the deeply personal acts of daily life are shared across families, cultures, economies, and countries, and an account of how one author's struggle to manage her family's clutter led to a deeper understanding of what matters most in all of our lives"--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Howard, (Journalist)
ISBN: 1948742721 9781948742726
OCLC Number: 1139205303
Description: 176 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: In my mother's house: a personal history of clutter --
Finders keepers: hoarding disorder and shame --
Material world: the Victorian roots of consumer culture --
Shop and drop: from mail-order catalogs to Amazon Prime --
A place for everything: the eternal war on disorder --
Waste, want, and wealth: decluttering as activism and entrepreneurship --
Final destinations: clutter as junk and eco-catastrophe --
The changing landscape of clutter.
Responsibility: Jennifer Howard.

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"Offers a fascinating and insightful account of what becomes of the stuff that we accumulate in our homes and lives. It's a powerful reminder of how the deeply personal acts of daily life are shared across families, cultures, economies, and countries, and an account of how one author's struggle to manage her family's clutter led to a deeper understanding of what matters most in all of our lives"--Back cover.

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