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Domestic Imaginaries

Navigating the Home in Global Literary and Visual Cultures

Editors: Harper, Bex, Price, Hollie (Eds.)

  • • Investigates how the page, the screen and the photograph have shaped, and are shaping, spaces for dwelling in a global age
  • • Brings together work which emphasizes the representation of domesticity as a global phenomenon, whereas many recent studies of domesticity in visual culture and literature focus on one time period, genre or medium
  • • Holds cross-disciplinary appeal to scholars working in film, literature and photography and those focusing more specifically on issues of home
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About this book

This book examines representations of home in literary and visual cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection brings together scholars working on literature, film, and photography with the aim of showcasing new research in a burgeoning field focusing on representations of domesticity. The chapters span a diverse range of contexts from across the world and use a variety of approaches to exploring representations of home including studies of space, material culture, sexuality, gender, multiculturalism, diaspora, memory and archival practice. They include explorations of the Finnish Suburban home on film, home and the diasporic imagination in Chinese Canadian women’s writing and the archiving practices and photographs used to document the homes of two gay writers from Australia and New Zealand. By bringing together this range of approaches and subjects, the book explores domestic imaginaries as part of a multi-faceted, mutable and amorphous conception of home in a modern, world context. This collection therefore seeks to further studies of home by investigating how the page, screen and photograph have constructed domestic imaginaries – experiencing, critiquing, reconfiguring and archiving home – in a global age.

About the authors

Bex Harper is an independent scholar, teacher, private tutor and life coach, based in London.

Hollie Price is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London and a Teaching Associate at Queen Mary, University of London.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Domestic Imaginaries: Home in Global Literary and Visual Cultures

    Harper, Bex (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The Book, the Napkin Ring and the Salad Bowl: Creating the Perfect Kitchen (or Not)

    Bryden, Inga

    Pages 19-35

  • Lonely Wives in Perfect Kitchens: The Finnish Suburban Home on Film

    Viitanen, Essi

    Pages 37-55

  • Male Imagination and Representation of Home Spaces in Times of War: Julien Gracq’s Un Balcon En Forêt [Balcony in the Forest]

    Damamme-Gilbert, Béatrice

    Pages 57-78

  • Reconfiguring Traditional Domesticity in Latin American Women’s Testimonial Literature

    Mason, Sofia Maniscalco

    Pages 81-99

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66490-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66489-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Domestic Imaginaries
Book Subtitle
Navigating the Home in Global Literary and Visual Cultures
Editors
  • Bex Harper
  • Hollie Price
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66490-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66490-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66489-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 215
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
Topics