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Blubberland : the dangers of happiness

Author: E M Farrelly
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
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"In Blubberland, award-winning critic Elizabeth Farrelly looks at our "superfluous superfluity," our huge eco-footprint, and asks why we find it so hard to abandon habits we know to be destructive. Why can't we build human-scale cities, design meaningful public spaces, eat reasonable meals, and stop assaulting nature?" "Farrelly, trained as an architect, begins this story with architecture, urban sprawl and housing,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Farrelly, E.M.
Blubberland.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608489998
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E M Farrelly
ISBN: 9780262562362 0262562367
OCLC Number: 163625237
Notes: Originally published: Sydney, NSW, Australia : University of New South Wales Press, ©2008.
Description: 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Desire body : wanting it, all, now --
Beauty and the struggle for power over death --
Against beauty : the search for honesty through ugliness --
House as mask : only connect --
Fat and the family home --
Nature and culture --
Feminism and future-eating --
Why so ugly? Archiphobia and the politics of Blubberland --
I have a dream.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Farrelly.
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