The Resource Houses and households : a comparative study, Richard E. Blanton

Houses and households : a comparative study, Richard E. Blanton

Label
Houses and households : a comparative study
Title
Houses and households
Title remainder
a comparative study
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Blanton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A growing interest in households is found among many archaeologists and cultural anthropologists, but these disciplines require improved methods, theories, and comparative knowledge to advance the aims of household research. Many questions about ancient and contemporary societies will be left unanswered until there is a more developed understanding of how households influence, and are influenced by, the larger society. Houses and Households expands on and makes more systematic the comparative and cross-cultural approach to the study of households, by investigating the interactions between household behavior and the domestic built environment in a variety of world areas. Focusing on peasant households, this practical volume presents a large comparative data base derived from published ethnographic and architectural reports from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, India, Nepal, Egypt, and Mesoamerica. Author Richard E. Blanton proposes new methods for comparative analyses of houses and uses these methods, along with the community ethnographic data, to develop new and evaluate current household theories. Houses and Households is a major contribution to the understanding of cross-cultural and intracultural variation in households and house form, including features such as size of the house, spatial complexity, use of space, decoration, symbolic expression, and costliness. These formal properties are then analyzed in light of behavior related to, among others, gender relations, household decision making, and consumer behavior. The theoretical framework presented and evaluated - developed from a nonverbal communication approach - perceives house form as an outcome of the social and economic strategies of households found in varying community, regional, and macroregional settings
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Blanton, Richard E
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CC72.4
LC item number
.B57 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social archaeology
  • Dwellings
  • Households
  • Archéologie sociale
  • Habitations
  • Ménages (Statistique)
  • Architecture domestique
  • Dwellings
  • Households
  • Social archaeology
  • Woningen
  • Huishoudingen
  • Hausform
  • Haushalt
  • Ethnologie
  • Städtebau
  • Internationaler Vergleich
Label
Houses and households : a comparative study, Richard E. Blanton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. A comparative method -- Chapter 3. Household social reproduction and the canonical communication of habitus -- Chapter 4. Indexical and social boundary communication -- Chapter 5. A macroregional approach -- Chapter 6. Conclusion -- Appendixes -- References -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780306444449
Lccn
93034651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28888876
  • (OCoLC)ocm28888876
Label
Houses and households : a comparative study, Richard E. Blanton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. A comparative method -- Chapter 3. Household social reproduction and the canonical communication of habitus -- Chapter 4. Indexical and social boundary communication -- Chapter 5. A macroregional approach -- Chapter 6. Conclusion -- Appendixes -- References -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780306444449
Lccn
93034651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28888876
  • (OCoLC)ocm28888876

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