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Bloom's morning : coffee, comforters, and the secret meaning of everyday life

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997.
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In a series of short vignettes endearingly illustrated by the author, Arthur Asa Berger gives Americans a profound way to understand their morning rituals. Have you ever considered, for instance, that the digital clock, by producing free-floating liquid numerals disconnecting us from both time past and time future, could be interpreted as a metaphor for the alienation many people feel in contemporary society? Or  Read more...
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Berger, Arthur Asa, 1933-
Bloom's morning.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605530026
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Asa Berger
ISBN: 0813332303 9780813332307
OCLC Number: 34990012
Description: xiii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: on the theory of everyday life. Part 2 Ulysses sociologica: Bloom's morning; digital clock radios; king-sized beds; sheets; comforters; master bedrooms; closets; jogging; bathrobes; bathrooms; water pik showers; bath soap; shampoos; gel toothpaste; pyjamas; broadloom carpets; slippers; electric hair-dryers; electric toothbrushes; razors; underwear; stockings; shirts; ties; suits; shoes; kitchens; refrigerators; supermarkets; the morning newspaper; breakfast; toasters; garbage disposals; dishwashers; trash compactors; mail. Part 3 Conclusion: myth, culture and everyday life.
Responsibility: Arthur Asa Berger.

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Crossing Freud's "Interpretation of Dreams" with Joyce's "Ulysses" and Barthe's "Mythologies", this work, through a series of vignettes, provides an understanding of morning rituals. Using the  Read more...

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