At Home in New Zealand

Bridget Williams Books

Homes and housing are an essential part of everyday life, but we rarely stop to think about what they mean to us. In this vigorous exploration of the idea of 'home' in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a series of experts examine the house as a place of emotional intimacy, a physical structure and an institution. Combining detailed historical research and social analysis, this fascinating work uncovers the rich mine of ideas and associations – work, leisure, style, and even the creation of a national culture – contained within the humble home.