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The Language of Names: What We Call Ourselves and Why It Matters


Extreame Savings Item! Save 46% on the The Language of Names: What We Call Ourselves and Why It Matters by Simon & Schuster at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. From the names we give our children to the names Hollywood gives to its stars, a study of the ways in which names shape our culture argues that our identities and how we live our lives are tied up in what we call ourselves. 25,000 first printing. To name a thing is to have power over it. Justin Kaplan and Anne Bernays explore the history and social significance of names in this intriguing and thoughtful book. They trace the growing trend in the United States away from traditional naming


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From the names we give our children to the names Hollywood gives to its stars, a study of the ways in which names shape our culture argues that our identities and how we live our lives are tied up in what we call ourselves. 25,000 first printing. To name a thing is to have power over it. Justin Kaplan and Anne Bernays explore the history and social significance of names in this intriguing and thoughtful book. They trace the growing trend in the United States away from traditional naming conventions toward creative and individually meaningful personal names. They also illustrate how national character shows itself in the names people give in different countries, and they discuss naming lore from Adam and Eve to Ellis Island.

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Publisher:Simon & Schuster
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EAN:9780684807416
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