Imagining Home

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Overview

Imagining Home offers a unique examination of ideas and images of home in Britain during a period of national decline and loss of imperial power. In exploring the relationship between gender, 'race' and national identity, it higlights the continuing importance of empire in imaginings of the nation during a period of decolonization. Analyzing the significance of colonialism and racism in shaping ideas of motherhood, employment and domestictiy, it traces the process by which Englishness was increasingly associated with domestic order, and the home and family constructed as white.
Drawing extensively on oral history and life-writing, Imagining Home examines the multiple meanings of home to women in narratives of beloning and unbelonging. Its focus on the complex interrelationships of white and black women's lives and identities offers a new perspective on this period.

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Considers ideas and images of home in Britain and their significance in the construction of the three social dimensions. Draws on accounts by politicians, journalists, churchmen, sociologists, health professionals, novelists, and film-makers. Also examines oral narratives and life-writing to look at the different meanings for women and how they have negotiated, appropriated, or opposed the roles and identities assigned to them. Distributed in the US by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857283501
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/17/1998
  • Series: Women's and Gender History Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Introduction ix
1 Homecomings 1
2 Unbelongings 25
3 Home and colonialism 45
4 This new England 67
5 Good homes 91
6 Home and work 129
7 Domestic identities 149
Epilogue 183
Notes 187
Bibliography 217
Index 235
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