At Home

At Home

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In a volume that brings together a wide range of disciplines - art history, sociology, architecture, cultural anthropology, and environmental psychology -, Irene Cieraad presents a collection of articles that focuses on the practices and symbolism of domestic space in Western society. These essays go beyond the discussion of conventional issues such as aesthetics and social standing. 'At home' takes an in-depth anthropological look at how different cultures use their homes as a visual model of the culture's social structure.In all of this, the house itself has disappeared from view. Specific choices about design and construction have faded into the background as have the decision- making processes leading people to their current and previous addresses.


Title:At Home
Author: Irene Cieraad
Publisher:Syracuse University Press - 2006
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