"This volume on domestic space brings together research traditions that have never mingled before: art history, social history, women’s studies, design history, architectural history, cultural anthropology, ethnology, sociology, housing sociology, environmental psychology, material cultural studies and consumer studies. . . . The book displays the varied approaches that can be taken when studying domestic space and is a very interesting read."—Area
"Amsterdam anthropologist Irene Cieraad edits this interdisciplinary collection of articles looking inward at Western urban living and examining what our homes reveal about our cultures and societies."—Today's Books
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.
Irene Cieraad is a cultural anthropologist and senior researcher in the Department of Architecture of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Series: Space, Place and Society
6 x 9, 0 pages