1 hour and 50 mins
multiple choice 25, short answer 3 out of 4 (15 marks), essay… (Worth 30 marks, 3 questions
The home Enter into social relations
First space we move body into is the space of the home.
Home: private space, the front door the dividing door between public places.
Inside the home is were we experiences domesticity and social relations. Domestics things should
be kept at home, not discussed in public.
Political decisions made
Who would do research on the home?
“the home is a matrix of social relations and has wider symbolic and ideological meanings”
Home comes with a lot of baggage, expectations and ideas.
not neutral container, reflect the society that produced them.
value systems: Front lawn, fenced backyard, pool. What we are seeing represents our own societies values.
Can be mapped as social values and structures
Family room or not? Came into play in to 60’s and 70’s
physical lay out tells us the expectations inside the home. (Where to go when we first get inside)
Pre industrial societies: Several generations living in the house, layout of houses (main) one large
committal room downstairs (Trading, cooking, sleeping)
The factory changed the way of life and the nature of the home and understanding work and
Production got moved out to much more public places 1800’s. Workers included; everyone in the
family kids, mother, father.
Home; semi sacred, children raised in a specific place. Nature vs. nurture showed women should
stay home with the kid.
Women were perceived as having the sort of emotional qualities necessary to nurtue families and
run the house.
Men seen as fiery, active and aggressive and so more suited to the public world of works
“Among the working class the wife makes the home….” (1868)
Industrial society – 19 and 20 century
family built into the landscape
city’s had residential areas, family areas
City planning became more organized family’s should be in one place…. Work should be in
another with roads inbetween them.
after first ww1; mortgage and houses became
second world war; gutted how we did things in society, break down in class divisions everyone
women had to go into the work force. (Women on posters either running the factories or getting you
into trouble seductively)
Difficult to get women out of factories when men returned, women out doing incredible things…
Men and women roles in the home continue to change and be a source of tensions in
Whether men or women make more money, women do less cause they work at home also
(Second shift) The meaning of home
not a physical location, routine and daily lives play out, third of our capital is invested in it, most
money we spend is on good for the women’s.
People are produced with values, quality of social life from the home they grow up in.
Meanings we associate with home are very important
bricks provide protection, more than just shelter, provides a sense of warmth and relaxation,
welcoming feeling for visitors. (Hearth)
Home is where the heart is, mutual support, where we are loved, emotional and stability take
place, Ultimately private (Cant enter without our permission)
For our roots, our traditions, understand where we came from, home is our abode. (Italian
household: Different upr