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Homes and Homecomings : Gendered Histories of Domesticity and Return.

Author: K H Adler; Carrie Hamilton
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
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In Homes and Homecomings an international group of scholars provide inspiring new historical perspectives on the politics of homes and homecomings. Using innovative methodological and theoretical approaches, the book examines case studies from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Provides inspiring new historical perspectives on the politics of homes and homecomingsTakes an historical approach to a subject area  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Adler, K.H.
Homes and Homecomings : Gendered Histories of Domesticity and Return.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K H Adler; Carrie Hamilton
ISBN: 9781444328257 1444328255
OCLC Number: 773564774
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents: Homes and Homecomings; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Comfort; 1 Communist Comfort: Socialist Modernism and the Making of Cosy Homes in the Khrushchev Era; 2 Corporate Domesticity and Idealised Masculinity: Royal Naval Officers and their Shipboard Homes, 1918-39; 3 Men Making Home: Masculinity and Domesticity in Eighteenth-Century Britain; Utility; 4 'Who Should Be the Author of a Dwelling?' Architects versus Housewives in 1950s France; 5 Ideal Homes and the Gender Politics of Consumerism in Postcolonial Ghana, 1960-70. 6 'The Dining Room Should Be the Man's Paradise, as the Drawing Room Is the Woman's': Gender and Middle-Class Domestic Space in England, 1850-1910Inhabitants; 7 'There Is Graite Odds between A Mans being At Home And A Broad': Deborah Read Franklin and the Eighteenth-Century Home; 8 Sexual Politics and Socialist Housing: Building Homes in Revolutionary Cuba; Boundaries; 9 'The White Wife Problem': Sex, Race and the Contested Politics of Repatriation to Interwar British West Africa. 10 From Husbands and Housewives to Suckers and Whores: Marital-Political Anxieties in the 'House of Egypt', 1919-4811 Double Displacement: Western Women's Return Home from Japanese Internment in the Second World War; Index.

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In Homes and Homecomings an international group of scholars provide inspiring new historical perspectives on the politics of homes and homecomings. Using innovative methodological and theoretical approaches, the book examines case studies from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Provides inspiring new historical perspectives on the politics of homes and homecomingsTakes an historical approach to a subject area that is surprisingly little historicisedFeatures original research from a group of international scholarsThe book has an international approach that focuses on Africa, Asia, the Americ.

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"This book is of value to students and scholars in socialsciences and the humanities interested in gendered perspectives onhome and domestic life." (International Journal ofHousing Policy, 21 June Read more...

 
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