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By K. H. Adler, Carrie Hamilton

In Homes and Homecomings a global crew of students offer inspiring new ancient views at the politics of houses and homecomings. utilizing cutting edge methodological and theoretical ways, the publication examines case reviews from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.

  • Provides inspiring new old views at the politics of houses and homecomings
  • Takes an ancient method of a subject matter region that's unusually little historicised
  • Features unique examine from a gaggle of foreign students
  • The publication has a world technique that makes a speciality of Africa, Asia, the Americas and East and West Europe
  • Contains unique illustrations of houses in various historic contexts

Chapter 1 Communist convenience: Socialist Modernism and the Making of snug houses within the Khrushchev period (pages 11–44): Susan E. Reid
Chapter 2 company Domesticity and Idealised Masculinity: Royal Naval officials and their Shipboard houses, 1918–39 (pages 45–65): Quintin Colville
Chapter three males Making domestic: Masculinity and Domesticity in Eighteenth?Century Britain (pages 66–86): Karen Harvey
Chapter four ‘Who will be the writer of a Dwelling?’ Architects as opposed to Housewives in Fifties France (pages 87–105): Nicole Rudolph
Chapter five perfect houses and the Gender Politics of Consumerism in Postcolonial Ghana, 1960–70 (pages 106–121): Bianca Murillo
Chapter 6 ‘The eating Room might be the Man's Paradise, because the Drawing Room Is the Woman's’: Gender and Middle?Class family area in England, 1850–1910 (pages 122–137): Jane Hamlett
Chapter 7 ‘There Is Graite Odds among a Mans being at domestic and a Broad’: Deborah learn Franklin and the Eighteenth?Century domestic (pages 138–153): Vivian Bruce Conger
Chapter eight Sexual Politics and Socialist Housing: development houses in innovative Cuba (pages 154–173): Carrie Hamilton
Chapter nine ‘The White spouse Problem’: intercourse, Race and the Contested Politics of Repatriation to Interwar British West Africa (pages 174–192): Carina E. Ray
Chapter 10 From Husbands and Housewives to Suckers and Whores: Marital?Political Anxieties within the ‘House of Egypt’, 1919–48 (pages 193–215): Lisa Pollard
Chapter eleven Double Displacement: Western Women's go back domestic from jap Internment within the moment global struggle (pages 216–230): Christina Twomey

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The struggle for the new way of life against the old bourgeois-philistine domesticity sometimes took on the form of a struggle against material comforts in everyday life, against the striving to have a separate apartment and make it comfortable. Attention to the external side of life was disparaged as little short of a betrayal of the Revolution. 66 ‘The individual should not be lost sight of behind society, nor the family for the collective’. One-family flats were not, per se, counter-revolutionary, and concern with furnishing them was not to be confused with bourgeois fetishism or the consumerism identified with the capitalist West, he concluded.

Even in journals such as Dekorativnoe iskusstvo SSSR, which staunchly promoted the stripped-down modernist ‘contemporary style’, authors widely acknowledged that an increasingly standardised, industrially mass-produced environment engendered an aesthetic need for the faktura (texture, surface qualities that bear the trace of the process of making) of hand-made things. They also discussed approvingly the discerning use of folk ornaments, craft and handmade objets d’art in the mass-produced modern interior.

This was often a physical necessity in practice: old pieces of furniture were too big to bring into the small flats. 100 There were mixed messages, however, concerning decorative touches in the apartment. These related to the centrality of aesthetics in the vision of the communist future. How to make the industrially prefabricated interior into a work of beauty and self-actualisation? The importance of aesthetic education in the formation of the fully rounded future citizen of communism was emphasised by philosophers and ideologues in the Khrushchev era, informed by a return to Marx (especially his earlier writings), and was written into the new Party Programme (‘the Communist Manifesto of the present era’) ratified in 1961.

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