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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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Home Improvement in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK

Home Improvement in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK

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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 ...

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

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

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By Laura Humphreys
April 27, 2021

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 ...

Homely Atmospheres and Lighting Technologies in Denmark Living with Light

Homely Atmospheres and Lighting Technologies in Denmark: Living with Light

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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 ...

Ethnographies of Home and Mobility Shifting Roofs

Ethnographies of Home and Mobility: Shifting Roofs

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By Alejandro Miranda Nieto, Aurora Massa, Sara Bonfanti
August 19, 2020

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 ...

Thinking Home Interdisciplinary Dialogues

Thinking Home: Interdisciplinary Dialogues

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Edited By Sanja Bahun, Bojana Petric
June 30, 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 ...

Queering the Interior

Queering the Interior

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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

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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 ...

Living with Strangers Bedsits and Boarding Houses in Modern English Life, Literature and Film

Living with Strangers: Bedsits and Boarding Houses in Modern English Life, Literature and Film

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Edited By Chiara Briganti, Kathy Mezei
November 28, 2019

Living with Strangers examines the history and cultural representation of bed-sitting rooms and boarding houses in England from the early twentieth century to the present. Providing a historical overview, the authors explore how these alternative domestic spaces came to provide shelter for a ...

Making Homes Ethnography and Design

Making Homes: Ethnography and Design

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By Sarah Pink, Kerstin Leder Mackley, Roxana Morosanu, Val Mitchell, Tracy Bhamra
May 18, 2017

Making Homes: Anthropology and Design is a strong addition to the emerging field of design anthropology. Based on the latest scholarship and practice in the social sciences as well as design, this interdisciplinary text introduces a new design ethnography which offers unique and original approaches...

Art and Masculinity in Post-War Britain Reconstructing Home

Art and Masculinity in Post-War Britain: Reconstructing Home

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By Gregory Salter
November 14, 2019

In this book, Gregory Salter traces how artists represented home and masculinities in the period of social and personal reconstruction after the Second World War in Britain. Salter considers home as an unstable entity at this historical moment, imbued with the optimism and hopes of post-war ...

A Cultural History of Twin Beds

A Cultural History of Twin Beds

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By Hilary Hinds
August 08, 2019

A Cultural History of Twin Beds challenges our most ingrained assumptions about intimacy, sexuality, domesticity and hygiene by tracing the rise and fall of twin beds as a popular sleeping arrangement for married couples between 1870 and 1970. Modern preconceptions of the twin bed revolve around ...

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