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11%OFFJudith Hamera - Parlor Ponds: The Cultural Work of the American Home Aquarium, 1850 - 1970 - 9780472071661 - V9780472071661
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Parlor Ponds: The Cultural Work of the American Home Aquarium, 1850 - 1970

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Description for Parlor Ponds: The Cultural Work of the American Home Aquarium, 1850 - 1970 Hardcover. The first in-depth study of the history of the home aquarium Num Pages: 280 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; 3JJ; HBJK; WNGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 25. .
Parlor Ponds: The Cultural Work of the American Home Aquarium, 1850–1970 examines the myriad cultural meanings of the American home aquarium during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and argues that the home aquarium provided its enthusiasts with a potent tool for managing the challenges of historical change, from urbanization to globalization. The tank could be a window to an alien world, a theater for domestic melodrama, or a vehicle in a fantastical undersea journey. Its residents were seen as inscrutable and wholly disposable "its,” as deeply loved and charismatic individuals, and as alter egos by aquarists themselves.

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2012
Publisher
University of Michigan Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
312
Place of Publication
Ann Arbor, United States
ISBN
9780472071661
SKU
V9780472071661
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Ref
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About Judith Hamera
Judith Hamera is Professor of Performance Studies and head of the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University.

Reviews for Parlor Ponds: The Cultural Work of the American Home Aquarium, 1850 - 1970
A wonderful, elegant, beautifully written book—keenly observed and trenchantly argued.” — Jane Desmond, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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