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Ideal Homes? : Social Change and the Experience of the Home - Tony Chapman

Ideal Homes?

Social Change and the Experience of the Home

By: Tony Chapman (Editor), Jenny Hockey (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th July 1999
ISBN: 9780415171229
Number Of Pages: 248

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Ideal Homes? shows how both popular images and experiences of home life relate to the ability of society's members to produce and respond to social change.
The book provides for the first time an analysis of the space of the home and the experiences of home life by writers from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, architecture, geography and anthropology. It covers a range of subjects, including gender roles, different generations relationships to home, the changing nature of the family, transition and risk and alternative visions of home.

List of illustrationsp. vii
Notes on contributorsp. viii
Prefacep. xi
The ideal home as it is imagined and as it is livedp. 1
Changing images of the ideal homep. 15
Privacy, security and respectability: the ideal Victorian homep. 17
The Modern house in England: an architecture of exclusionp. 30
Stage sets for ideal lives: images of home in contemporary show homesp. 44
Betwixt and between: homes in transitionp. 59
'The more we are together': domestic space, gender and privacyp. 61
Travelling makes a home: mobility and identity among West Indiansp. 73
A home from home: students' transitional experience of homep. 84
Fitting a quart into a pint pot: making space for older people in sheltered housingp. 96
The ideal of home: domesticating the institutional space of old age and deathp. 108
Anxieties and risks: homes in dangerp. 119
A haven in a heartless world? Women and domestic violencep. 121
Spoiled home identities: the experience of burglaryp. 133
Houses of Doomp. 147
Changing perceptions of homep. 161
'You've got him well trained': The negotiation of roles in the domestic spherep. 163
The meaning of gardens in an age of riskp. 181
Daring to be different? Choosing an alternative to the ideal homep. 194
Bibliographyp. 210
Indexp. 228
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ISBN: 9780415171229
ISBN-10: 0415171229
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 29th July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1