Connecticut College News
Too Much Junk?08/9/2012
Connecticut College anthropology professor Anthony Graesch has co-authored a new, non-traditional book that throws open the doors of 32 dual-income middle-class families to give readers an in-depth look at life at home in 21st century America.
Richly illustrated with more than 250 color photos and maps, insightful observations, statistical information and quotes from the everyday people featured in the book, "Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century" is a handsome large-format book that makes a 10-year, intensive ethnographic research project accessible to the average reader.
Teaming up with lead author Jeanne E. Arnold, professor of anthropology at the University of
California, Los Angeles, and two other researchers, photographer Enzo Ragazzini and UCLA
Professor of Anthropology and MacArthur Fellow Elinor Ochs, Graesch and the new book have grabbed the attention of the media, including these outlets:
- The New York Times “The Way We Live: Drowning in Stuff”
- The Washington Post “On the Fourth of July, a declaration of dependence,”
- The New Yorker “Spoiled Rotten: Why do kids rule the roost?”
- Los Angeles Times “Clutter and other family problems of the 21st Century”