Table of contents for The meaning of things : domestic symbols and the self / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Eugene Rochberg-Halton.


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Preface
Part I: 1. People and things
2. What things are for
Part II: 3. The most cherished objects in the home
4. Object relations and the development of the self
5. The home as symbolic environment
6. Characteristics of happy homes
Part III: 7. The transactions between persons and things
8. Signs of family life
9. Meaning and survival
Appendixes
Name index
Subject index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Symbolism (Psychology) Environmental psychology, House furnishings Psychological aspects, Dwellings Psychological aspects, Self, Family