Bhatti, Mark and Church, Andrew (2004) Home, the culture of nature and the meanings of gardens in late modernity Housing Studies, 19 (1). pp. 37-51. ISSN 0267-3037Full text not available from this repository.
The growth in the provision of gardens has been an important feature of housing in the UK during the 20th century, and yet the significance of the humble domestic garden has been neglected in studies of housing and home. This paper examines the role of the garden in the meaning of home, and draws on theoretical discussions of nature, environmental risk and social uncertainty in late modernity. Secondary empirical data is used to investigate the changing uses of gardens and practices of gardening. A survey of garden owners provides primary empirical data to examine meanings of gardens and personal experiences of nature. The paper concludes that the garden is an important site for privacy, sociability and sensual connections to nature, and these activities can be understood as negotiations and practices to address the social and environmental paradoxes of late modern life.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||garden, nature, the home|
|Subjects:||L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography|
|DOI (a stable link to the resource):||10.1080/0267303042000152168|
|Faculties:||Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Society, Space and Environment|
|Depositing User:||editor environment|
|Date Deposited:||23 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||02 May 2012 10:33|
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