The text explores men's and women's changing experienes of home. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary, comparative and historical material, it reassesses a range of mainstream sociological, historical and feminist interpretations of marriage, the family and home life. It looks in depth at the relationship between men's and women's paid work, consumption and leisure; and at other hosuehold forms, including gay/lesbian households, older people, single people and communal living.
TONY CHAPMAN teaches the sociology of domestic life at the University of Teesside where he is Assistant Director of the School of Social Sciences and Law. He is co-editor with Jenny Hockey, of Ideal Homes? Social Change and Domestic Life (Routledge 1999).