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Gender, modern design, and home consumption

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Beset by a range of internal inconsistencies and contradictions, modernism never has been able to expunge completely that which has been constructed as its `Other'. Often coded as feminine, notions of ornamentation, decoration, craft, and ephemerality have long been defined in opposition to the modernist project. In this paper we chart a return to the aesthetics of modernism in the retailing, marketing, and consumption of household furniture during the 1990s as a means of extending existing assessments of modernist discourses. Given past associations between modernism and masculinity, we critically evaluate contemporary shifts in home consumption in the context of the gendering of the modern.

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Leslie, Deborah and Reimer, Suzanne (2003) Gender, modern design, and home consumption Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 21, (3), pp. 293-316. (doi:10.1068/d337).

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Submitted date: 30 August 2001
Published date: August 2003

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Local EPrints ID: 38401
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38401
PURE UUID: 099ade10-1edf-4b33-b9be-23f7d7eeda40
ORCID for Suzanne Reimer: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7325-4368

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Date deposited: 08 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:39

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Author: Deborah Leslie
Author: Suzanne Reimer ORCID iD

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