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Amato, Joseph Anthony

Overview
Works: 59 works in 188 publications in 1 language and 11,171 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Case studies  Quotations  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Performer, Composer
Classifications: RA577.D8, 551.5113
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joseph Anthony Amato
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Anthony Amato
Dust : a history of the small and the invisible by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 991 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
Rethinking home : a case for writing local history by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 649 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. While dedicated to the unique experiences of a place, his lively work demonstrates that contemporary local history provides a vital link for understanding the relation between immediate experience and the metamorphosis of the world at large. In an era of encompassing forces and global sensibilities, Rethinking Home advocates the power of local history to revivify the individual, the concrete, and the particular. This singular book offers fresh perspectives, themes, and approaches for energizing local history at a time when the very notion of place is in jeopardy
Guilt and gratitude : a study of the origins of contemporary conscience by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On foot : a history of walking by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 524 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
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 Undetermined and held by 497 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 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surfaces : a history by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 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( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 268 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 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A place called home : writings on the midwestern small town( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 163 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
Jacob's well : a case for rethinking family history by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 130 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
Death book : terrors, consolations, contradictions & paradoxes by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the headwaters : the 1993 flood in Southwestern Minnesota : 40 photos and 40 essays( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 89 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 81 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 68 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 66 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 )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday life : how the ordinary became extraordinary by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 49 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
Southwest Minnesota : the land and the people( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golf beats us all (and so we love it) by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dust : a history of the small and the invisible
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-

Languages
English (121)

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Rethinking home : a case for writing local historyOn foot : a history of walkingMounier and Maritain : a French Catholic understanding of the modern worldVictims and values : a history and a theory of sufferingThe great Jerusalem artichoke circus : the buying and selling of the rural American dreamWhen father and son conspire : a Minnesota farm murderA place called home : writings on the midwestern small townJacob's well : a case for rethinking family history