>Announcing a new journal from Berg Publishers
>Victor Buchli , University College London
>Alison Clarke , Royal College of Art
>Dell Upton , University of Virginia
>Advisory Board: TBA
>More than ever before, the home features in books, magazines, Sunday
>newspapers and on television. It has become an extension of fashion as
>well as a key site of personal development. In line with this, there has
>been a move towards the domestic as the new 'avant-garde' in
>contemporary art and design practice. In stark contrast, however, the
>maintenance of home remains a daily struggle in many parts of the globe.
>Wherever we are, one thing is clear: 'home' - both as a concept and as a
>physical space - is profoundly symbolic. In our increasingly private
>worlds, it is more than ever before the place where life is lived.
>Across time and cultures, home reflects and reifies identity and values.
>Along with food and clothing, it is one of the most contested sites of
>human existence. While its preservation is often at the root of the most
>savage conflicts, it is also capable of inspiring passionate longing and
>Despite its obvious cultural significance, much scholarship on the home
>has taken place as separate conversations within disparate disciplines.
>This exciting new journal is the first international and
>interdisciplinary forum dedicated to a comprehensive understanding of
>the domestic sphere. Heavily illustrated and handsomely designed, it
>will address a range of topics, including but not limited to:
> The relationship between body and building
> Consumption, material culture and the meaning of home
> Design and new technologies
> Aesthetics and furnishing
> Politics, domesticity and social change
> Moving cultures
> The social consequences of planning and architecture
>HOME CULTURES invites submissions from design practice, design history,
>architecture, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, urban planning,
>contemporary art, geography, psychology, folklore, cultural studies,
>literary studies and art history.
>Should you have an article you would like to submit, please contact one
>the editors at the emails listed above or Kathryn Earle
>([log in to unmask]), Berg Publishers, 150 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4
>For subscription information please contact Jenny Howell at Berg
>([log in to unmask]).