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Domesticity and Design in American Women’s Lives and Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1136674810
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The Making of Home

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Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
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ISBN 13 : 1782393781
Pages : 368 pages
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Little Women at 150

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13 : 1496838025
Pages : 228 pages
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Picturesque Literature and the Transformation of the American Landscape, 1835-1874

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0192647326
Pages : 248 pages
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Design at Home

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ISBN 13 : 1135075832
Pages : 236 pages
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Download Design at Home PDF Format Full Free by Grace Lees Maffei and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-17 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Domestic advice literature is rich in information about design, ideals of domesticity, consumption and issues of identity, yet this literature remains a relatively neglected resource in comparison with magazines and film. Design at Home brings together etiquette, homemaking and home decoration advice as sources in the first systematic demonstration of the historical value of domestic advice literature as a genre of word and image, and a discourse of dominance. This book traces a transatlantic domestic dialogue between the UK and the US as the chapters explore issues of design, domesticity, consumption, social interaction and identity markers including class, gender and age. Areas covered include: • the use of domestic advice by historians • relationships between advice, housing and the middle class • links between advice and gender • advice and the teenage consumer Design at Home is essential reading for students and scholars of cultural and social history, design history, and cultural studies.


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New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

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Extreme Domesticity

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0231543751
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Extreme Domesticity PDF Format Full Free by Susan Fraiman and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Domesticity gets a bad rap. We associate it with stasis, bourgeois accumulation, banality, and conservative family values. Yet in Extreme Domesticity, Susan Fraiman reminds us that keeping house is just as likely to involve dislocation, economic insecurity, creative improvisation, and queered notions of family. Her book links terms often seen as antithetical: domestic knowledge coinciding with female masculinity, feminism, and divorce; domestic routines elaborated in the context of Victorian poverty, twentieth-century immigration, and new millennial homelessness. Far from being exclusively middle-class, domestic concerns are shown to be all the more urgent and ongoing when shelter is precarious. Fraiman's reformulation frees domesticity from associations with conformity and sentimentality. Ranging across periods and genres, and diversifying the archive of domestic depictions, Fraiman's readings include novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, Sandra Cisneros, Jamaica Kincaid, Leslie Feinberg, and Lois-Ann Yamanaka; Edith Wharton's classic decorating guide; popular women's magazines; and ethnographic studies of homeless subcultures. Recognizing the labor and know-how needed to produce the space we call "home," Extreme Domesticity vindicates domestic practices and appreciates their centrality to everyday life. At the same time, it remains well aware of domesticity's dark side. Neither a romance of artisanal housewifery nor an apology for conservative notions of home, Extreme Domesticity stresses the heterogeneity of households and probes the multiplicity of domestic meanings.


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Designing Worlds

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Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN 13 : 1785331558
Pages : 296 pages
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Domestic Allegories of Political Desire

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Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
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ISBN 13 : 0195108574
Pages : 302 pages
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Encyclopedia of American Urban History

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Publisher : SAGE Publications
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ISBN 13 : 1452265534
Pages : 1056 pages
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Writing Out of Place

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780252027673
Pages : 440 pages
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Download Writing Out of Place PDF Format Full Free by Judith Fetterley and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In a series of sketches, regionalist writers such as Alice Cary, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Grace King, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Sui Sin Far, and Mary Austin critique the approach to regional subjects characteristic of local color and present narrators who serve as cultural interpreters for persons often considered "out of place" by urban readers. In their approach to these writers, Fetterley and Pryse offer contemporary readers an alternative vantage point from which to consider questions of regions and regionalism in the global economy of our own time."--Jacket.


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Domestic Violence at the Margins

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0813535700
Pages : 443 pages
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Download Domestic Violence at the Margins PDF Format Full Free by Natalie J. Sokoloff and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 443 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is a thoughtful and scholarly addition to the unfortunately scarce literature on domestic violence and oppression in all its forms."--Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing "An exciting and powerful collection that eloquently critiques some of the current thinking in domestic violence and raises key concerns for advocates and scholars working in the area."--Sujata Warrier, president, board of directors, Manavi: An organization for South Asian women "Sokoloff has assembled an impressive array of authors who challenge us to 'think outside of our contemporary domestic violence box.'"--Angela M. Moore Parmley, chief, violence and victimization research division, National Institute of Justice This groundbreaking anthology reorients the field of domestic violence research by bringing long-overdue attention to the structural forms of oppression in communities marginalized by race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, or social class. Reprints of the most influential recent work in the field as well as more than a dozen newly commissioned essays explore theoretical issues, current research, service provision, and activism among Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, and lesbians. The volume rejects simplistic analyses of the role of culture in domestic violence by elucidating the support systems available to battered women within different cultures, while at the same time addressing the distinct problems generated by that culture. Together, the essays pose a compelling challenge to stereotypical images of battered women that are racist, homophobic, and xenophobic. The most up-to-date and comprehensive picture of domestic violence available, this anthology is an essential text for courses in sociology, criminology, social work, and women's studies. Beyond the classroom, it provides critical information and resources for professionals working in domestic violence services, advocacy, social work, and law enforcement.


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UbiComp 2006: Ubiquitous Computing

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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN 13 : 3540396349
Pages : 526 pages
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Download UbiComp 2006: Ubiquitous Computing PDF Format Full Free by Paul Dourish and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2006-09-04 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2006. The book presents 30 revised full papers, carefully reviewed and selected from 232 submissions. The papers address all current issues in the area of ubiquitous, pervasive and handheld computing systems and their applications. Topics include improving natural interaction, constructing ubicomp systems, embedding computation, understanding ubicomp and its consequences, and deploying ubicomp technologies.


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Building the Dream

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ISBN 13 : 9780262730648
Pages : 350 pages
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Download Building the Dream PDF Format Full Free by Gwendolyn Wright and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 1983-04-11 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The evolution of housing in America. This book is concerned essentially with the model of domestic environment in this country, as it has evolved from colonial architecture through current urban projects. Beginning with Puritan townscape, topics include urban row housing, Big House and slave quarters, factory housing, rural cottages, Victorian suburbs, urban tenements, apartment life, bungalows, company towns, planned residential communities, public housing for the poor, suburban sprawl.


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Housing and Dwelling

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1134279272
Pages : 480 pages
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Download Housing and Dwelling PDF Format Full Free by Barbara Miller Lane and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-11-01 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Housing and Dwelling collects the best in recent scholarly and philosophical writings that bear upon the history of domestic architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lane combines exemplary readings that focus on and examine the issues involved in the study of domestic architecture, taken from an innovative and informed combination of philosophy, history, social science, art, literature and architectural writings. Uniquely, the readings underline the point of view of the user of a dwelling and assess the impact of varying uses on the evolution of domestic architecture. This book is a valuable asset for students, scholars, and designers alike, exploring the extraordinary variety of methods, interpretations and source materials now available in this important field. For students, it opens windows on the many aspects of domestic architecture. For scholars, it introduces new, interdisciplinary points of view and suggests directions for further research. It acquaints practising architects in the field of housing design with history and methods and offers directions for future design possibilities.


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MoMoWo. Women designers, craftswomen, architects and engineers between 1918 and 1945

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ISBN 13 : 9610500331
Pages : 446 pages
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Download MoMoWo. Women designers, craftswomen, architects and engineers between 1918 and 1945 PDF Format Full Free by Marjan Groot and published by Založba ZRC. This book was released on 2017-09-01 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Knjiga vsebuje šest poglavij, ki z različnih vidikov predstavljajo dosežke evropskih ustvarjalk – pionirk na področju arhitekture, gradbeništva, notranjega in industrijskega oblikovanja ter umetne obrti, ki so ustvarjale v obdobju od 1918 do 1945. Poglavje Crossing Geographies obravnava pomen migrantk in migracij za globalno širjenje modernizma in pojava avantgardnih umetnostnih gibanj; Pioneers and Organisations predstavlja nekatere pionirke in njihovo vključevanje v stanovske organizacije; The Home govori o položaju žensk med obema vojnama in načinih, kako so skušale preseči družbene omejitve preko notranjega oblikovanja; Representation je posvečen zastopanosti in obravnavi ustvarjalk v publicistiki; Cases from Ireland to Finland prinaša primere uveljavitve ustvarjalk v izrazito moških poklicih; Examining Drawings as Practices of Architectural Design pa z novimi metodološkimi pristopi prinaša vpogled v arhitekturne projekte žensk. Osnova knjige so prispevki, predstavljeni na prvi mednarodni MoMoWo konferenci septembra 2015 na Univerzi v Leidnu, njen namen pa je strokovni in širši javnosti predstaviti pomemben del »anonimne« in zamolčane evropske kulturne dediščine.


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Sentimental Materialism

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780822325161
Pages : 389 pages
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Download Sentimental Materialism PDF Format Full Free by Lori Merish and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the constructions of feminine consumption in the nineteenth century in relation to capitalism and domesticity.