We are seeking presentations in which scholars reflect on the broad theoretical and conceptual issues that shape our present understanding of housing provision, tenure relations, the meaning of ‘home’, housing management, household practices, sustainable housing and much more.
The 'objects’ in the theme also indicates a specific engagement with one increasingly influential style of thinking in sociological and geographical research; materiality or material cultures.
Some of the guiding questions throughout the symposium will be: 'What are the prospects and limits of a material cultural approach on housing research and practice?’; 'To what extent should housing theory accommodate material culture studies?’ ; and ‘In what ways do material objects make us feel ‘at home’ in the world?’. A special edition of the journal 'Housing Theory and Society' on the theme of the symposium will be published in 2013
Those wishing to present a paper, please send a 200 word abstract before 1st Feb 2012.
School of Sociology, Private Bag 17
University of Tasmania
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