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Black Everyday Lives, Material Culture and Narrative: Tings in de House

Sobers, Shawn


Shawn Sobers
Professor of Cultural Interdisciplinary Practice


This book is an exploration of everyday life as experienced through the lens of Black British cultural history and creative practice.

The structure of Black Everyday Life, Material Culture and Narrative: Tings In The House examines everyday life through the lens of the family home, room by room, object by object, as a portal through which to examine the intricacies and nuances of daily considerations of African heritage people living in Britain in the modern era, (post 1950). This book foregrounds the experience of Black British life in the context of domestic space, and demonstrates how the personal sphere directly links to wider public and political concerns.

This book will be of interest to a wide range of disciplines, including Black Studies, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, Visual Culture, Media Communication, Sociology, Community Development, Photography, Art and Design, and by any course that studies ethnography, material culture, migration, everyday life, and British society.


Sobers, S. (2023). Black Everyday Lives, Material Culture and Narrative: Tings in de House. Oxon: Routledge

Book Type Monograph
Acceptance Date Oct 3, 2022
Online Publication Date Mar 31, 2023
Publication Date Mar 31, 2023
Deposit Date Oct 3, 2022
Publicly Available Date Oct 1, 2024
Publisher Routledge
Series Title Directions in Cultural History
Edition 1st
Keywords everyday life, black british, material culture, creative practice, cultural history, social history
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