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The front room : migrant aesthetics in the home

Author: Michael McMillan
Publisher: London : Black Dog, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Front Room' discusses issues of race, class, alienation, nationalities, identifications and aspirations with a social, historical and cultural view of the notion of the living room or 'front room."
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Genre/Form: Bildband
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McMillan, Michael.
Front room.
London : Black Dog, ©2009
(OCoLC)707164889
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael McMillan
ISBN: 1906155852 9781906155858
OCLC Number: 317454172
Description: 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Grandad's home brew --
Migrant aesthetics in the front room --
The 'West Indian' front room --
Arrival and the struggle to find a home --
The Pardner hand, green shield stamps and HP (hire purchase) --
The top ten things in the front room --
The paraffin heater --
The 'Blue Spot' radiogram and Jim Reeves --
The glass cabinet --
The drinks trolley and other furniture --
Crochet and curtains --
The ornaments --
Artificial flowers --
Wallpaper and carpet --
The things on the wall --
When the TV and telephone arrived --
Front room angel --
Prayer meetings, christenings and funerals --
Children in the front room --
Dressed by women and used by men : 'a room of her own' : gendering the front room --
Familial dress relations and the West Indian front room --
What happened to the front room? : a time had passed --
Van Huis Uit : the living room of migrants in the Netherlands --
A Sedari from Morocco --
The Indonesian 'Dutch wife' --
The Surinamese 'jealousy chair' and Antillean aloe vera --
Returnees and remittances.
Responsibility: Michael McMillan.

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"The Front Room' discusses issues of race, class, alienation, nationalities, identifications and aspirations with a social, historical and cultural view of the notion of the living room or 'front room."

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