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Ideal Homes? provides a fascinating analysis which reveals how both popular images and experiences of home life can produce vital clues as to how society's members produce and respond to social change.
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Ideal Homes? provides a fascinating analysis which reveals how both popular images and experiences of home life can produce vital clues as to how society's members produce and respond to social change.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780203029138
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/17/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 569 KB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii
Notes on contributors viii
Preface xi
1 The ideal home as it is imagined and as it is lived 1
Part I Changing images of the ideal home 15
2 Privacy, security and respectability: the ideal Victorian home 17
3 The Modern house in England: an architecture of exclusion 30
4 Stage sets for ideal lives: images of home in contemporary show homes 44
Part II Betwixt and between: homes in transition 59
5 'The more we are together': domestic space, gender and privacy 61
6 Travelling makes a home: mobility and identity among West Indians 73
7 A home from home: students' transitional experience of home 84
8 Fitting a quart into a pint pot: making space for older people in sheltered housing 96
9 The ideal of home: domesticating the institutional space of old age and death 108
Part III Anxieties and risks: homes in danger 119
10 A haven in a heartless world? Women and domestic violence 121
11 Spoiled home identities: the experience of burglary 133
12 Houses of Doom 147
Part IV Changing perceptions of home 161
13 'You've got him well trained': The negotiation of roles in the domestic sphere 163
14 The meaning of gardens in an age of risk 181
15 Daring to be different? Choosing an alternative to the ideal home 194
Bibliography 210
Index 228
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