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Constructions of Home:
Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture, Law, and Literature
AMS Studies in Cultural History, No. 9
Building on a long period of scholarly interest in migration, travel, and other ways that people are divorced from a sense of home, the authors of this volume shift their focus to the conceptualization of home—in all its complexity and mutability. While giving ample room for literary readings of home, Constructions of Home also furnishes a rich assortment of essays from such disciplines as architecture, legal studies, cultural studies, and urban studies.
Studying locales as varied as the suburban U.S., the cityscapes of the British Midlands, the public space of postimperial Ukraine, and postcolonial India, contributors considers the wider cultural context in which constructions of home are now situated. The volume thereby provides multiple perspectives that scrutinize home in its physical as well as its imagined forms, tracing back the tradition of its development and placing it alongside modern (re-)definitions. Constructions of Home begins a serious, even indispensable, exchange of ideas on a fundamental cultural concern.
Part One: Legal Approaches to Home
Maria Donata Panforti, “The Home and the Law—A Comparative Law Contribution”
Ulf Müller, “Reflections of Home in German Civil Law”
Daniela Carpi, “The Law Firm as the House or Home of Law in P. D. James’s A Certain Justice”
Part Two: Conceptualizations of Home in Architecture and Urban Studies
Niels-Christian Fritsche, “Housing as a Restricting Conditio Humana—About the Concurrence of Private Property, Human Language and Perception”
John Archer, “The Place We Love to Hate: The Critics Confront Suburbia, 1920–1960”
Neil Deane and Elke Schuch, “Merseypride or, the Importance of Geography in the Construction of Home and Belonging”
Sonja Fielitz, “The Literary and Architectural Fashioning of Private and Public Homes: British Country House Poems of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries”
Part Three: Home and National Identity
Jochen Achilles, “Constructions and Contestations of Home in African American Theater”
Katharina Rennhak, “Imagining the Nation as Home; or Regulating English Desire in Mary Russell Mitford’s Our Village”
Florian Kläger, “‘A Country We Once Called Our Home’: Negotiations of Home in Contemporary Irish Drama”
Walter Göbel, “Homes Lost and Found: Three Expatriate Indian Novelists”
Immacolata Amodeo, “The Emergence of a New ‘Heimaten-Literatur’: Migrant Literature in Germany”
Alfred Sproede, “The Ithaca Complex: Home, Public Sphere, and Identity in Postimperial Ukraine”
Part Four: Home in the Wider Cultural Context
Michael McKeon, “Constructions of Home in Early-Modern England: An Overview”
George Rousseau, “Narratives of ‘Longing for Home’: A Case Study in Middle European Nostalgia”
Kevin L. Cope, “Home Is Where the Heat Is: Hole, Holy, and Holistic Dwellings and Modern Domestic Proficiency”
Part Five: Literary Approaches to Home
Klaus Stierstorfer, “The Victorian ‘Intrusion Play’: The Victorians and After”
Franziska Quabeck, “Shooting Up and Coming Home—Heroin as a Substitute for Home in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting and Porno”
Patrick Gill, “The Uneasy Domesticity of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood”
Katja Kanzler, “Herman Melville’s ‘I and My Chimney’ and the Conventions of Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Fiction”
Anna Maria Everding, “Complements of Home—Belle Reve and Elysian Fields in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire”
Marie Löffler, “‘All We Ever Remember Is Their Scars’—African American Speculative Fiction’s Dismantling of the Foundations of Home”
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Constructions of home : interdisciplinary studies in architecture, law, and literature / ed., Klaus Stierstorfer.
p. cm. — (AMS studies in cultural history, ISSN 1058-2398 ; no. 9)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-404-64259-4 (cloth : alk. paper)
2. Architecture, Domestic.
4. Human geography.
5. Home in literature.
I. Stierstorfer, Klaus.