This reference is a comprehensive study guide to the city. The text explains and evaluates the key ideas, informed by the latest research, adding the necessary historical context to situate the student in the literature and the essential debates. Organized in four sections The SAGE Companion to the City provides a systematic A-Z to understanding the city that explains the interrelations between society, culture, and economy.

House and Home

House and Home

House and home
Sarah L.Holloway

This Chapter

  • Argues that urban scholars have often downplayed the significance of the domestic sphere
  • Focuses on the importance of the home as a material (physical) site, a space of social reporduction and a place where dominant cultural values can be reworked
  • Concludes that the conceptual division of public and private space is perhaps unhelpful, and insists that the home needs to be considered as an ‘unbounded’ space


The themes of house and home are the poor relations of urban studies, generating less sustained interest over time than, say, the changing geography of the urban hierarchy, world cities, place marketing, segregation in the city and so on. In this respect, urban studies is but one element of a wider academic ...

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