Houses Transformed: Anthropological Perspectives on Changing Practices of Dwelling and Building (Hardcover)

Houses Transformed: Anthropological Perspectives on Changing Practices of Dwelling and Building By Jonathan Alderman (Editor), Rosalie Stolz (Editor) Cover Image

Houses Transformed: Anthropological Perspectives on Changing Practices of Dwelling and Building (Hardcover)

By Jonathan Alderman (Editor), Rosalie Stolz (Editor)

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Over the decades, there has been a world-wide transformation of so-called 'vernacular houses'. Based on ethnographic accounts from different regions, Houses Transformed investigates the changing practices of building houses in a transnational context. It explores the intersection of house biographies and social change, the politics of housing design, the social fabrication of aspirational houses, the domestication of concrete and the intersection of materiality and ontology as well as the rhetoric of the vernacular. The volume provides new anthropological pathways to understanding the dynamics of dwelling in the 21st century.

Jonathan Alderman is Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Amerindian, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of St Andrews and Associate Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. He has co-edited The Social and Political Life of Latin American Infrastructures (Institute for Latin American Studies, 2022).
Product Details ISBN: 9781805392316
ISBN-10: 180539231X
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: January 5th, 2024
Pages: 392
Language: English