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Our house : the representation of domestic space in modern culture

Author: Gerry Smyth; Jo Croft
Publisher: Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2006.
Series: Nature, culture and literature, 02.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Space has emerged in recent years as a radical category in a range of related disciplines across the humanities. Of the many possible applications of this new interest, some of the most exciting and challenging have addressed the issue of domestic architecture and its function as a space for both the dramatisation and the negotiation of a cluster of highly salient issues concerning, amongst other things, belonging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Our house.
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2006
(OCoLC)71008368
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerry Smyth; Jo Croft
ISBN: 9781429468138 1429468130 9789401202817 9401202818
OCLC Number: 127108399
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : Culture and domestic space / Gerry Smyth and Jo Croft --
Houses, habit and memory / Joe Moran --
'You understand what domestic architecture ought to be, you do' : finding home in The wind in the willows / Gerry Smyth --
The life of a country cottage / Karen Sayer --
Labouring at leisure : aspects of lifestyle and the rise of home improvement / Ruth McElroy --
Safe house : authenticity, nostalgia and the Irish house / Shane Alcobia-Murphy --
'The house ... has cancer' : representations of domestic space in the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy / Mari Hughes-Edwards --
Building, dwelling, moving : Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin and the reverse aesthetic / Scott Brewster --
Troubled places : domestic space in graphic novels / Jeff Adams --
Householders : community, violence and resistance in three contemporary women's texts / Peter Childs --
Sonic architecture : home hi-fi and stereo(types) / Ron Moy --
A life of longing behind the bedroom door : adolescent space and the makings of private identity / Jo Croft --
One widower's home : excavating some disturbed meanings of domestic space / Joseph Boughey.
Series Title: Nature, culture and literature, 02.
Responsibility: edited by Gerry Smyth and Jo Croft.

Abstract:

Space has emerged in recent years as a radical category in a range of related disciplines across the humanities. Of the many possible applications of this new interest, some of the most exciting and challenging have addressed the issue of domestic architecture and its function as a space for both the dramatisation and the negotiation of a cluster of highly salient issues concerning, amongst other things, belonging and exclusion, fear and desire, identity and difference. Our House is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays taking as its focus both the prospect and the possibility of 'the hous.

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