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This exciting series responds to the growing interest in the home as an area of research and teaching. Highly interdisciplinary, titles feature contributions from across the social sciences, including anthropology, material culture studies, architecture and design, sociology, gender studies, migration studies, and environmental studies. Relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers, the series consolidates the home as a field of study.

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Designing Homeliness Everyday Practices of Care

Designing Homeliness: Everyday Practices of Care

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Melisa Duque
October 07, 2024

Designing homeliness: everyday practices of care proposes an interdisciplinary lens to investigate home. The book situates homeliness as continual processes of creating, maintaining and restoring meanings and experiences of home. Melisa Duque draws from her design ethnographic practice with people ...

Reading Home Cultures Through Books

Reading Home Cultures Through Books

1st Edition

Edited By Kirsti Salmi-Niklander, Marija Dalbello
September 25, 2023

This wide-ranging, comparative, and multidisciplinary collection addresses the significance of books in creating the idea of home. The chapters present cases that reveal the affective and sensory dimensions of books and reading in the practice of everyday life of individuals, in communities, and in...

Why We Build With Brick

Why We Build With Brick

1st Edition

By Felicity Cannell
July 31, 2023

This book focuses on the contemporary fired clay brick to explore themes of home and house, homeownership, materiality, and sense of place. It investigates why, despite an increasing number of alternative materials, brick remains at the forefront of what people, in the UK in particular, expect ...

Rendering Houses in Ladakh

Rendering Houses in Ladakh

1st Edition

By Sophie Day
June 02, 2023

Sophie Day explores the houses that are imagined, built, repurposed, and dismantled among different communities in Ladakh, drawing attention to the ways in which houses are like and unlike people.A handful of in-depth ‘house portraits’ are selected for the insight they provide into major regional ...

The Growing Trend of Living Small A Critical Approach to Shrinking Domesticities

The Growing Trend of Living Small: A Critical Approach to Shrinking Domesticities

1st Edition

Edited By Ella Harris, Mel Nowicki, Tim White
January 31, 2023

This book examines the growing trend for housing models that shrink private living space and seeks to understand the implications of these shrinking domestic worlds. Small spaces have become big business. Reducing the size of our homes, and the amount of stuff within them, is increasingly sold as a...

Globalising Housework Domestic Labour in Middle-class London Homes,1850-1914

Globalising Housework: Domestic Labour in Middle-class London Homes,1850-1914

1st Edition

By Laura Humphreys
January 09, 2023

This book shows how international influences profoundly shaped the ‘English’ home of Victorian and Edwardian London; homes which, in turn, influenced Britain’s (and Britons’) place on the world stage. The period between 1850 and 1914 was one of fundamental global change, when London homes were ...

Ethnographies of Home and Mobility Shifting Roofs

Ethnographies of Home and Mobility: Shifting Roofs

1st Edition

By Alejandro Miranda Nieto, Aurora Massa, Sara Bonfanti
April 29, 2022

This book lays out a framework for understanding connections between home and mobility, and situates this within a multidisciplinary field of social research. The authors show how the idea of home offers a privileged entry point into forced migration, diversity and inequality. Using original ...

Home Improvement in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK

Home Improvement in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK

1st Edition

By Rosie Cox
May 31, 2021

This book examines experiences of home improvement in the UK and Aotearoa New Zealand, providing valuable insight into the ways in which people make and maintain home in social, material and economic context. Drawing on in-depth interviews, examining both DIY projects and projects carried out by ...

Homely Atmospheres and Lighting Technologies in Denmark Living with Light

Homely Atmospheres and Lighting Technologies in Denmark: Living with Light

1st Edition

By Mikkel Bille
March 30, 2021

Using case studies, such as the use of candlelight and energy saving lightbulbs in Denmark, this book unravels light’s place at the heart of social life. In contrast to common perception of light as a technical and aesthetic phenomenon, Mikkel Bille argues that there is a cultural and social logic ...

Queering the Interior

Queering the Interior

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Gorman-Murray, Matt Cook
May 30, 2019

Queering the Interior problematizes the familiar space of ‘home’. It deploys a queer lens to view domestic interiors and conventions and uncovers some of the complexities of homemaking for queer people.Each of the book’s six sections focuses on a different room or space inside the home. The journey...

Food Identities at Home and on the Move Explorations at the Intersection of Food, Belonging and Dwelling

Food Identities at Home and on the Move: Explorations at the Intersection of Food, Belonging and Dwelling

1st Edition

Edited By Raul Matta, Charles-Edouard de Suremain, Chantal Crenn
May 26, 2020

How does food restore the fragmented world of migrants and the displaced? What similar processes are involved in challenging, maintaining or reinforcing divisions between groups coexisting in the same living place? Food Identities at Home and on the Move examines how ‘home’ is negotiated around ...

Thinking Home Interdisciplinary Dialogues

Thinking Home: Interdisciplinary Dialogues

1st Edition

Edited By Sanja Bahun, Bojana Petric
February 20, 2020

Thinking Home challenges and extends the existing scholarship on the subject of ‘home’ in a period which has seen unprecedented levels of movement cross the globe. Sanja Bahun and Bojana Petric have collated essays that revisit existing ideas to introduce new ways of thinking on home, from the ...

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