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Amato, Joseph Anthony

Overview
Works: 56 works in 195 publications in 1 language and 11,584 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Case studies  Literature  Quotations  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Composer
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Most widely held works about Joseph Anthony Amato
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Anthony Amato
Rethinking home : a case for writing local history by Joseph Anthony Amato( )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph A. Amato proposes a bold and innovative approach to writing local history in this imaginative, wide-ranging, and deeply engaging exploration of the meaning of place and home. Arguing that people of every place and time deserve a history, Amato draws on his background as a European cultural historian and a prolific writer of local history to explore such topics as the history of cleanliness, sound, anger, madness, the clandestine, and the environment in southwestern Minnesota
On foot : a history of walking by Joseph Anthony Amato( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this fast-stepping history, Joseph A. Amato takes us on a journey of walking - from the first human migrations to marching Roman legions and ancient Greeks who considered man a "featherless biped"; from trekking medieval pilgrims to strolling courtiers; from urban pavement pounders to ambling window shoppers to suburban mall walkers."--Jacket
Dust : a history of the small and the invisible by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the story of the big has often been told, the story of the small has not yet even been outlined. With Dust, Joseph A. Amato enthralls the reader with the first history of the small and the invisible. Dust is a poetic meditation on how dust has been experienced and the small has been imagined across the ages. Examining a thousand years of Western civilization - from the naturalism of medieval philosophy, to the artistry of the Renaissance, to the scientific and industrial revolutions, to the modern worlds of nanotechnology and viral diseases - Dust offers a savvy story of the genesis of the microcosm."--Jacket
Golf beats us all (and so we love it) by Joseph Anthony Amato( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surfaces : a history by Joseph Anthony Amato( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human beings are surrounded by surfaces: from our skin to faces, to the walls and streets of our homes and cities, to the images, books, and screens of our cultures and civilizations, to the natural world and what we imagine beyond. In this thought-provoking and richly textured book, Joseph A. Amato traces the human relationship with surfaces from the deep history of human evolution, which unfolded across millennia, up to the contemporary world. Fusing his work on Dust and On Foot, he shows how, in the last two centuries, our understanding, creation, control, and manipulation of
The great Jerusalem artichoke circus : the buying and selling of the rural American dream by Joseph Anthony Amato( )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1981, near the end of Americas second post-World War II energy crisis, and at the onset of the nations most recent farm crisis, American Energy Farming Systems began to sell and distribute what it deemed a "providential plant" destined to be a new and saving crop the Jerusalem Artichoke. This volume recounts this story of the bizarre intersection of evangelical Christianity, a mythical belief in the powers of a new crop, and the depression of the U.S. farm economy in the 1980s
Guilt and gratitude : a study of the origins of contemporary conscience by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mounier and Maritain : a French Catholic understanding of the modern world by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victims and values : a history and a theory of suffering by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When father and son conspire : a Minnesota farm murder by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob's well : a case for rethinking family history by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through research, historical narratives, and storytelling, historian and author Joseph A. Amato demonstrates how Americans with mixed ancestry and common origins might produce truly extraordinary family histories as he follows his poor, obscure, and truly "mongrel" family through seven generations, revealing their place in the key events of America's past. Using powerful family traditions to clarify his personal connection to the larger stories of our nation, Amato advocates for the power of the history closest to hand in building personal identity and resisting mass culture
Everyday life : how the ordinary became extraordinary by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Everyday Life Joseph A. Amato offers a panoramic account of the evolution of our daily existence and reflects on the complex and changing textures of everyday life. Beginning with societies of scarcity and relative lack of change and ending with our own twenty-first-century lives, he ranges widely through topics as varied as dirt and muck, walking and the charm of spices, and through time from early agriculture to mechanization and the modern urban existence. Amato argues that what seems to be ordinary is in fact extraordinary, and shows how life, even in the very recent past, differed from life in our present-day societies of abundance and of remorseless change. The result is a challenging and thought-provoking introduction to change and continuity in daily life"--Publisher
A place called home : writings on the midwestern small town( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the evolving nature of the small Midwestern town, from 1800s to present. Long held as an iconic place in American culture, the reality is more complex. This is a collection of writings from historians, novelists, social scientists, poets and journalists featuring well know authors such as Sherwood Anderson, Carol Bly, Willa Cather, Hamlin Garland, Sinclair Lewis, Garrison Keillor, Mark Twain as well as many lessor know but important writers. The five chronological sections trace the founding, growth and decline of the Midwestern town
At the headwaters : the 1993 flood in Southwestern Minnesota : 40 photos and 40 essays( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death book : terrors, consolations, contradictions & paradoxes by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To call it home : the new immigrants of southwestern Minnesota by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information about the newest wave of immigrants to southwestern Minnesota--Africans, Asians, and Hispanics. Responds to such questions as who the newcomers are, why they came, and what they experience upon arrival there. Gives special attention to matters of social services, housing, school, and crime. Seeks a comparative understanding of migration patterns and the different experiences of several food-processing cities in southwestern Minnesota
The decline of rural Minnesota by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics, living or dead? : themes in contemporary values by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Servants of the land : God, family, and farm : the trinity of Belgian economic folkways in southwestern Minnesota by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southwest Minnesota : the land and the people( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rethinking home : a case for writing local history
Alternative Names
Amato, Joseph

Amato, Joseph 1938-

Amato, Joseph A.

Amato, Joseph A. 1938-

Amato, Joseph A. II

Amato, Joseph A. (Joseph Anthony)

Amato, Joseph Anthony 1938-

Joseph Amato

아마토, 조지프 A. 1938-

아마토, 조지프 앤소니 1938-

어메이토, 조셉 1938-

어메이토, 조지프 1938-

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English (136)

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On foot : a history of walkingDust : a history of the small and the invisibleGolf beats us all (and so we love it)The great Jerusalem artichoke circus : the buying and selling of the rural American dreamMounier and Maritain : a French Catholic understanding of the modern worldVictims and values : a history and a theory of sufferingWhen father and son conspire : a Minnesota farm murderJacob's well : a case for rethinking family history