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The Right to Home

Exploring How Space, Culture, and Identity Intersect with Disparities

Authors: Hadjiyanni, Tasoulla

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  • Explores the relationship between living space and social inequalities
  • Includes stories from varied perspectives for a holistic analysis
  • Presents an argument for action toward Culturally Enriched Communities
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  • Due: October 17, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59957-5
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About this book

This book explores how the design characteristics of homes can support or suppress individuals’ attempts to create meaning in their lives, which in turn, impacts well-being and delineates the production of health, income, and educational disparities within homes and communities. According to the author, the physical realities of living space—such as how kitchen layouts restrict cooking and the size of social areas limits gatherings with friends, or how dining tables can shape aspirations—have a salient connection to the beliefs, culture, and happiness of the individuals in the space. The book’s purpose is to examine the human capacity to create meaning and to rally home mediators (scholars, educators, design practitioners, policy makes, and advocates) to work toward Culturally Enriched Communities in which everyone can thrive. The volume includes stories from Hmong, Somali, Mexican, Ojibwe, and African American individuals living in Minnesota to show how space intersects with race, gender, citizenship, ability, religion, and ethnicity, positing that social inequalities are partially spatially constructed and are, therefore, malleable.

About the authors

Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, PhD, is Professor of Interior Design at the University of Minnesota. Her book The Making of a Refugee – Children Adopting Refugee Identity in Cyprus (Praeger, 2002) centered her scholarship on design as a medium for creating Culturally Enriched Communities, healthy and connected communities in which everyone can thrive.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59957-5
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $84.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: October 17, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95945-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Right to Home
Book Subtitle
Exploring How Space, Culture, and Identity Intersect with Disparities
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59957-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59957-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95945-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 332
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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