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House and Home in Modern Japan: Architecture, Domestic Space, and Bourgeois Culture, 1880-1930

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A house is a site, the bounds and focus of a community. It is also an artefact, a material extension of its occupants' lives. This book takes the Japanese house as site and as artefact and explores the spaces, commodities and conceptions of community associated with it in the modern era.
Paperback, 482 pages
Published September 6th 2005 by Harvard University Press (first published October 1st 2003)
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Chelsea Szendi
May 07, 2010 Chelsea Szendi rated it really liked it
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Really rich, and great sense of reading spaces and materials. But at almost five hundred pages...Really? The table of contents is a literary work itself, so I recommend approaching this book as a kind of choose your own adventure novel.
Jessica Zu
Jan 13, 2014 Jessica Zu rated it really liked it
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skimmed. totally awesome book. Bourdieu-an theory of practice functions as the thread to tie the narratives about the emerging domesticity ... will read this book in detail soon. totally worth your time.
morning Os
Feb 23, 2009 morning Os rated it liked it
I can see why this book is popular and important. It is a good solid history book. It is just not my kind.
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