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A room full of mirrors : high school reunions in middle America

Author: Keiko Ikeda
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The high school reunion occurs throughout the United States and cuts across differences in age, locality, and ethnicity. Drawing on candid personal narratives derived from reunions ranging from the fifth to the fiftieth, this pathbreaking study demonstrates, however, that for many Americans the high school reunion is a rich and often poignant experience.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keiko Ikeda
ISBN: 0804734356 9780804734356
OCLC Number: 38964038
Description: x, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. From a Japanese point of view; 2. How reunions work; 3. Where the hell is out class president? Making meaning together; 4. Good to see you: reunions and biographical processes; 5. Those who have shared us: reunions across time; 6. Going home: high school reunions in American adulthood; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Keiko Ikeda.
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"Ikeda's book would fit well in an undergraduate course on the anthropology of America, as a text from which to raise questions about America." -- <I>Journal of Anthropological Research Read more...

 
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