To be at Home: House, Work, and Self in the Modern World

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James Williams, Felicitas Hentschke
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, 24 de set. de 2018 - 301 páginas
Houses and homes are dynamic spaces within which people work to organize and secure their lives, livelihoods and relationships. Written by a team of renowned historians and anthropologists, and and accompanied by original photography by Maurice Weiss, To Be at Home: House,Work, and Self in the Modern World compares the ways people in different societies and historical periods strive to make and keep houses and homes under conditions of change, upheaval, displacement, impoverishment and violence. These conditions speak to the challenges of life in our modern world. The contributors of this volume position the home as a new nodal point between work, the self and the world to explore people’s creativity, agency and labour. Houses and homes prove complex and powerful concepts – if also often elusive – invoking places, persons, objects, emotions, values, attachments and fantasies. This book demonstrates how the relations between houses, work and the self have transformed dramatically and unpredictably under conditions of capitalism and modernity – and continue to change today.
 

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Introduction
1
Homes and Mobility Borders Boundaries Thresholds
10
Hostel Home and LifeRhythm for African Workers behind the Berlin Wall
19
Childrens Lives in an IDP Camp
23
Making Home in the Industrialized Russian Arctic
29
Houses Work and Everyday Life Rhythms Ruptures Cycles
36
HomeMaking among the Kel Ewey Tuareg in the Sahara
45
Living in Homes but What Kinds and Whose? Single Young People in NineteenthCentury Central Europe
49
Houses and Selves Nostalgia Imagination Memory
134
Nostalgia for Slavery and Its Times in Machado de Assiss Dom Casmurro
143
The Homeless Seafarer
148
The Home and the World in Indian Folksongs of Marriage and Migration
154
Networks Neighborhoods Communities
162
The Enlarged Parlor? Structures and Varieties of German WorkingClass Housing around 1900
170
The Chawl and the Slum
175
German Civil Society and the Day of Arrival of One Million Refugees
181

Experiences of Wagelessness and the Meaning of Wage Work in the Free State Goldfields South Africa
56
The Changing Place of Girls Work in Chinese and European History
62
Construction Demolition Relocation
70
From Tanganyika Packers to Uptown Kawe
80
Italian Migrant Workers Families in Lorraine
85
Remaking Homes and Reproducing Inequalities in an Eastern Indian Steel Town
90
The Apartheid Architecture of Migrant Hostels in Gauteng
95
The Power of Place Space Exclusions Vulnerability
102
Welfare Homes in India
110
A Cautionary Tale from Botswana
115
The Coolie Pondok
120
Slavery and Domestic Labor in a NineteenthCentury East African Caravan Town
125
Being at Home in the World Thinking with Houses and Homes
190
To Be at Home after Death
199
Remembering Kinship in Rural Chinese Homes
204
The Works and Lives of Rabindranath Tagore
210
Reflections I
216
Reflections II
226
An Interview with Alf Lüdtke
234
Reflections III
242
Contributor Biographies
253
Picture Credits
257
Index
259
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Felicitas Hentschke, Humboldt University James Williams, Zayed University

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