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Domestic Imaginaries

Navigating the Home in Global Literary and Visual Cultures

  • Bex Harper
  • Hollie Price

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About this book


This book examines representations of home in literary and visual cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection brings together scholars working on literature, film, and photography with the aim of showcasing new research in a burgeoning field focusing on representations of domesticity. The chapters span a diverse range of contexts from across the world and use a variety of approaches to exploring representations of home including studies of space, material culture, sexuality, gender, multiculturalism, diaspora, memory and archival practice. They include explorations of the Finnish Suburban home on film, home and the diasporic imagination in Chinese Canadian women’s writing and the archiving practices and photographs used to document the homes of two gay writers from Australia and New Zealand. By bringing together this range of approaches and subjects, the book explores domestic imaginaries as part of a multi-faceted, mutable and amorphous conception of home in a modern, world context. This collection therefore seeks to further studies of home by investigating how the page, screen and photograph have constructed domestic imaginaries – experiencing, critiquing, reconfiguring and archiving home – in a global age.


Domesticity Visual cultures Film studies Photography Sexuality Nineteenth century Globalisation Migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Bex Harper
    • 1
  • Hollie Price
    • 2
  1. 1.Independent ScholarLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Advanced Study, University of London and Queen Mary, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Bex Harper is an independent scholar, teacher, private tutor and life coach, based in London.

Hollie Price is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London and a Teaching Associate at Queen Mary, University of London.

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