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Material Relations : Domestic Interiors and Middle-Class Families in England, 1850-1910 (Reprint)

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Material relations tells the story of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century middle-class families by exploring the domestic spaces they inhabited and the material goods they prized. By opening the doors of the house, the book sheds new light on aspects of family life including love, marriage, sex, childhood and death. Historians have argued that as the nineteenth century waned, domestic spaces became increasingly private. Material relations challenges this, contending that domestic space created a complex series of family intimacies.Drawing upon novels, advice manuals and magazines, alongside sources for everyday use such as diaries, autobiographies, sale catalogues and inventories, wills and photographs, this fascinating book will be of particular interest to scholars and students of modern history, English literature, cultural studies, social geography, history of art and history of design.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Art, Architecture, House + Home
Sub-Genre: Europe / Great Britain, Social History
Series Title: Studies in Design
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Jane Hamlett
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2016
TCIN: 50376859
UPC: 9780719099250
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-3995

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