Clutter : an untidy history (Book, 2021) [Beloit College]
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Clutter : an untidy history

Clutter : an untidy history

Author: Jennifer Howard, (Journalist)
Publisher: Cleveland, OH : Belt Publishing, 2021. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Jennifer Howard weaves her personal struggle with clutter into an overview of the developed world's excess of material goods, from the Industrial Revolution to the Container Store. Throughout, she reveals clutter's darker connections to environmental devastation and hoarding disorder."--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Howard, (Journalist)
ISBN: 9781953368096 1953368093
OCLC Number: 1246625610
Description: 186 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: In my mother's house: a personal history of clutter --
Finders keepers: hoarding disorder and shame --
Material world: the Victorian roots of consumer culture --
Shop and drop: from mail-order catalogs to Amazon Prime --
A place for everything: the eternal war on disorder --
Waste, want, and wealth: decluttering as activism and entrepreneurship --
Final destinations: clutter as junk and eco-catastrophe --
The changing landscape of clutter.
Responsibility: Jennifer Howard.

Abstract:

"Jennifer Howard weaves her personal struggle with clutter into an overview of the developed world's excess of material goods, from the Industrial Revolution to the Container Store. Throughout, she reveals clutter's darker connections to environmental devastation and hoarding disorder."--
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