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Home Cultures, Volume 1 Issue 3
     

Home Cultures, Volume 1 Issue 3

by Victor Buchli (Editor), Alison Clarke (Editor), Dell Upton (Editor)
 

More than ever before, the home features in books, magazines, Sunday newspapers and on television. Whether as a concept or a physical place, it represents a key site of personal development. In line with this there has recently been a move towards the domestic as the new "avant-garde" in contemporary art and design practice. In stark contrast, however, the

Overview

More than ever before, the home features in books, magazines, Sunday newspapers and on television. Whether as a concept or a physical place, it represents a key site of personal development. In line with this there has recently been a move towards the domestic as the new "avant-garde" in contemporary art and design practice. In stark contrast, however, the maintenance of home remains a daily struggle in many parts of the globe. But wherever we are, one thing is clear: "home" is profoundly symbolic. The domestic sphere is a highly fluid and contested site of human existence that reflects and reifies identity and values. Regrettably, much of the dialogue around the home has taken place as separate conversations within disparate disciplines. This new, lavishly illustrated interdisciplinary journal is the first forum wholly dedicated to the critical understanding of the domestic sphere across timeframes and cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859738504
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/03/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Victor Buchli is Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University College London.

Alison Clarke is Professor of Design History and Material Culture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Dell Upton is Professor in Anthropology and Architecture, University of Virginia.

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