Ideal Homes? by Tony Chapman
Social Change and the Experience of the Home

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Ideal Homes? shows how both popular images and experiences of home life relate to the ability of society's members to produce and respond to social change.
The book provides for the first time an analysis of the space of the home and the experiences of home life by writers from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, architecture, geography and anthropology. It covers a range of subjects, including gender roles, different generations relationships to home, the changing nature of the family, transition and risk and alternative visions of home.

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Chapman is Press Officer at the Royal Institute of British Architects. JENNY HOCKEY trained as a social anthropologist and is Professor of Sociology at Sheffield University, UK. Her published work on gender includes articles in "Sociological Research Online; The Sociological Review; Gender Place and Culture; Gender, Work and Organisation," She is currently engaged in ESRC-funded research on masculinities in transition. ANGELA MEAH is Research Fellow in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester, UK. Angela's current work, engaging inclusive methodologies in the development of sex and relationships education for learning-disabled children, combines her interests in methodology, sexuality/sexual health and the social study of childhood. VICTORIA ROBINSON lectures in sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK. She has edited books on women's and gender studies, and her monograph: "Masculinities, The Everyday and Rock Climbing," is forthcoming. She is currently engaged in ESRC-funded research on masculinities in transition.
Published September 11, 2002 by Routledge. 239 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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