The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£36.05
  • RRP: £44.99
  • You Save: £8.94 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Trade in your item
Get a £7.62
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self Paperback – 30 Oct 1981


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£113.82
Paperback
"Please retry"
£36.05
£36.05 £33.17

Trade In Promotion


Frequently Bought Together

The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self + The Comfort of Things
Price For Both: £52.04

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £7.62
Trade in The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £7.62, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Eugene Halton is Professor of Sociology and American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to being coauthor of The Meaning of Things, he is author of Bereft of Reason (1995, 1997), Meaning and Modernity (1986), and a forthcoming book on American culture.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
Humans display the intriguing characteristic of making and using objects. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 3 reviews
11 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Transformer 26 Sept. 2007
By Charles A. Colburn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is classic Csikszentmihalyi. He and Rochberg-Halton hit the ball out of the park!

History, scientific analysis, a survey and the ability to hold it all together blend to enable the reader to get a glimpse of a sustainable future. This book is like a good play, the intriguing teaser front end, the slogging thru volumes of information, the wondering if you should walk out during the intermission because of TMI (too much information), and the roller coaster ride you get once the story tips into the final run to the climax.

The authors begin to see patterns flowing from their survey that reach way beyond their initial hopes and they are able to gather this information, combine it with historical and scientific data, and pitch a proactive and beautifully simple way of beginning to transform our understanding of ourselves so that we may engage meaningful challenges and new ways of reflection
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Five Stars 15 Nov. 2014
By Thomas OGuinn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Classic, well written.
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
An eye-opener! 12 Dec. 2011
By Mastertom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Especially for children, but also for grown-ups and for a society as a whole, everyday things are full of meaning.
Every morning they great us: we are still there, and we are still the same!
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback