The Promise of Things
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The Promise of Things

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Some of our strongest, most lasting relationships are hidden in plain view-those we have with objects. What do our possessions do for us? And how do they do it?In The Promise of Things, Ruth Quibell explores what our possessions say about us- who we think we are, what we long for and struggle against. It invites us to think about how we use things, what makes them precious, and why we find it so hard to throw these objects away.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 133 x 198 x 17mm | 212g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 0522868797
  • 9780522868791
  • 162,690

About Ruth Quibell

Ruth Quibell is a sociologist and writer. She is columnist for Island. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Womankind, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, and the ABC.show more

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